Tuesday, 04 March 2014 16:06

Fan-Stil Pear History

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Fan-Stil Pear


Mr. Eddie Fanick supplied budwood in about 1967.  The L. E. Cooke Co put it into production in 1972.  This selection has been a very steady seller because of its resistance to pear blight and the high production of quality fruit.  It is a pleasurable pear to grow as it continued to increase in production for years and when sales leveled off,  it never went down as others have.

Retail nurseries change fruit varieties like ladies change fashions.  Many varieties grow in sales and then peak and sales decline as nurseries try a new selection.  Fan-StilTM sales peaked and held steady so production continues.

The fruit is medium bell shape, canary yellow skin with slight red blush, crisp juicy white flesh.  The tree has vigorous very upright growth; bears consistently, fruit ripens late August into September.  The selection has never shown any fire blight in our orchards or fields but there has been one or two reports of some in the east.

Bob Ludekens  1-13-2014

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