On Apr 7, 2013, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
Rating neutral as new in our garden, having been planted Fall 2012. However, this is the third variety we have planted that has not succumbed to blight. I have been cautious not to overwater and believe this is why it is doing well. Needs a pollinator and will likely plant one in fall 2013.
Acres Homes Pear is precocious, bearing at about 3 years, like Spaulding. It has a naturally spreading shape. The chill hour requirement is only 300 to 350, which is perfect for metro-Houston. Acres Home occasionally gets some fire blight but it does not seem to descend down the limb, which is good. The Acres Home fruit is very large with a traditional pear shape and with a red blush on the exposed side. It bears heavily every year. Acres Home is the nicest landscape tree. Pollinate ... read more