Southern King – The King is here!
Southern King is a cross of Tennessee and possibly Hosui pear. This bell shaped pear is not only beautiful; it’s also outstanding for fresh eating. Sweet, crisp and juicy! Southern King has smooth, green skin with a red blush over 50% of the fruit. It’s very productive, so be sure to thin the tree to get larger fruit. Southern King was developed by William D. “Bill” Adams, former Harris County Texas Ag. Agent as was the Tennousi, Southern King’s sister seedling. Ripens August to September. Self-fertile. 550-600 chill hours. Zone 8A-8B.