Le Conte Soft Pear- Super Soft and Flavorful!
Le Conte is thought to be a Chinese sand pear European pear hybrid. The fruit are a beautiful bell shape and pink-blushed golden color, Le Conte pear has a soft melting texture. It will ripen on the trees or can be picked when the ground color lightens slightly for long term storage. Le Conte is an extremely productive tree with good resistance to fire blight. This pear is referred to in a book printed in 1886 (Florida Fruits and How to Raise Them, by Helen Warner) as being a fine-flavored, juicy aromatic fruit. Incidentally, it was bringing in $5-6 per bushel in Liberty County, Georgia at that time! Ripens mid to late August. Pollinate with COURTHOUSE, GOLDEN BOY, KEIFFER, ORIENT, SOUTHERN BARTLETT or TENNS. Zones 8A-9A.