Submitted to: Pomona
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: March 15, 2012
Publication Date: March 30, 2012
Citation: Postman, J.D. 2012. Curator's choice: favorite pears from the USDA-ARS collection. Pomona. 38:35-40. Interpretive Summary: The curator of the World Pear Collection at the National Clonal Germplasm Repository in Corvallis, Oregon has the rare opportunity to evaluate and sample more than a thousand different edible pear varieties. The trees are grown as single-tree specimens in a 10 acre orchard located on the Oregon State University’s horticulture research farm east of Corvallis. This article is a response to the frequent question "what is your favorite pear?” and provides brief descriptions of 18 favorites.
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