Blake’s Pride Pear Tree
Begins shipping mid-April.
Pollinator required to bear fruit
Pollinator required to bear fruit
Hearty and productive!
This upright tree bears ample yields of medium-sized fruit with juicy, aromatic flesh and a smooth texture— similar to Bartlett but with more depth of flavor. The skin is shiny yellow with a russet overlay, which aids in its disease resistance.
Blake’s Pride keeps well and is a fine choice for canning, desserts, pear butter and of course, fresh-eating. Heat-tolerant and resistant to fire blight. Originates in Ohio, introduced in 1998. Ripens in early September.
Pollinator required: Choose Bartlett, Seckel or Beurre Bosc.
|Shade Level||Full Sun|
|Soil pH Level||6-7|
|Soil Moisture||Well Drained|
|Years to Bear||4-6|
|Hardiness Zone Range||5-8|
Size & Spacing
This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.
Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant a different variety within 15 meters (50 feet) for best pollination.
Recommended Pollinators: Bartlett, Seckel
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Ana Alvarez –
We ordered and planted Blake’s Pride from Stark Bros about a month ago. It is doing great with new grow and leaves.
Randall Akulick –
I purchased my first Blakes Pride in the Spring of 2018 to add to my older pear orchard – where older severely storm damaged trees had been removed. I am in zone 7B and that tree has grown very well and is about 8 feet tall in July 2019. I pot the trees in Miracle Grow potting soil and keep them in a protected area in pots for a number of months before planting in Fall. The second tree purchased in the spring of 2019 was smaller than the caliper I had ordered, and Stark sent a replacement (that unfortunately was also undersized). But, both of the new trees are also growing well while still in pots awaiting planting. None of these trees have required any special care other than I do water those still in pots every 1-2 days.
Dimitri Tsalabounis –
They say they are not for Arizona clement. Well, I plane 2 of them and they are doing very good!!
WILLIS SWANSTROM –
The tree turned black and died after about three months of planting.
Kevin Quinn –
I may have gotten my order in to late but I did not receive my tree in the fall as I prefer. It arrived in the spring. To day it is one year old. I have a sprinkler system so it is doing well. I have sprayed it last year and this with fungicide to help it ward off Fire Blight. No fruit but I expect that in year tree. I live in a different place but in the past I have bought probable 50 trees From SB. They all did very well and I learned a lot from trees.
JIM WILLIAMSON –
I planted the pear tree in a whisky barrel. It was doing OK for 6 months, then the leaves started to turn brown and fall off around August and was bare by September. It never came back. Stark did replace the tree with an apple so I have high hopes.
Robert Drake –
I have a nice skinny whip of a tree with leaves on it. No sign of flower buds. Not sure when That might happen. Planted it last year. Three stars because I got sent something that didn’t immediately die. Whether it is actually a pear tree? That would warrant five stars if I knew that.
STEWART JEFFERY –
This pear was slow out the shoot, (2015-70437) however picked up steam once winter was behind us. It has grown nicely this year except for the aphids they also attacked my Bartlett pear which is ten feet away, also Stark. The Blake started much better than the Bartlett however the Bartlett is playing catchup now that I have taken care of the aphids. This is the first time I have seen aphids on my property and I am a rose grower – there must be something very sweet in these trees…
WILLIAM MARMADUKE –
My Blake’s Pride pear has not done well since planting. It is alive, but not thriving. Other stock ordered at the same time are doing reasonably well, but are not far enough along to produce fruit yet.