Common Pear, European Pear
Pyrus communis 'Starking Delicious'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pyrus (PY-russ) (Info)
Species: communis (KOM-yoo-nis) (Info)
Cultivar: Starking Delicious

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Trees

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By grafting

By budding

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Taylorsville, Kentucky

Winston Salem, North Carolina

Knoxville, Tennessee

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 20, 2013, BBrandon77 from Knoxville, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

A number of sources confirm that the actual cultivar name of this pear is 'Maxine'. It is NOT 'Cook'.

Neutral

On Sep 7, 2008, sladeofsky from Louisville, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

Starking Delisious is the copyrighted name used by Stark Brothers Nursery. 'Cook' is the standard name of the cultivar.