With consistent size and quality, the Canadian Gold pear is an ideal commercial variety – it also happens to be beautiful with its golden skin when ripe with just a splash of orange. Its large tree grows vigorously and upright, and growers should be aware that it is slow to come into production.
This cross was selected from a seedling progeny of a Beierschmidt cross made by Dr. A. D. Crowe at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Atlantic Food and Horticulture Research Centre in Kentville, NS in 1966. It was named and certified by Dr. C. G. Embree in 2010.
It has a mild, sweet flavour and firm-textured, white flesh which is not prone to browning and can successfully be stored for up to five months in cold storage. The fruit is ready for harvest in early October.
With files from Charlie Embree’s 100 Apples and 100 Pears: A Collection of Characteristics for 100 Apples and 100 Pears.