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Silver Creek Nursery

Cold Snap™ Pear

Cold Snap™ Pear

History: Cold Snap™ is the first pear to be developed, produced, and branded entirely in Canada. It was first started at the AAFC's Harrow Research and Development Centre where it was originally called Harovin Sundown. In 2009 the licensing rights were given to the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. It has had select plantings in Canada and is now set to be planted in the US and Europe as well. 

Why We Grow It: This certainly is an excellent pear, boasting large fruit that are an attractive yellow with pinkish-red blush. It is sweet, juicy, and crisp and less grainy than other pears. The fruit stores quite well and the trees are also resistant to fireblight. 

    Fruit Specs

    Recommended Use: Fresh eating, cooking

    Fruit Size: Large

    Storage: Keeps until at least January when stored in cool, humid conditions

    Harvest: Late September

    Perry Class:

    Growing Specs

    Canadian Hardiness Zone: 5

    Soil Preference: Sandy loam, loam, clay loam. Prefers average to moist conditions with well-drained soils, avoid planting anywhere that floods for more than two weeks in the spring.

    Flowering Time: Late

    Bloom Colour: White

    Pollination Requirements: Requires a pollinator of a different pear variety (European or Asian) that blooms around the same time

    Sun/Shade Requirements:

    Full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily)

    General Growth Habits:

    Moderate to high vigour with a semi-upright growth habit. Fireblight resistant

    Shipping vs. Pick Up

    CLICK HERE to see how shipping compares to pick up.

    Shipping: Every year we ship thousands of trees across Canada (except BC due to CFIA regulations). We carefully bag roots in damp sawdust, then box them and send them out via courrier. CLICK HERE to see our shipping policy.

    Pick-up: We also have thousands of trees picked up from our nursery each year. The pick-up options is free, though you must wait until you have been emailed a confirmation that your order is ready to pick up, which will have further information such as hours, locations, etc. We really appreciate if you can make an appointment to pick up, then we can be as organized as possible during our busy season.

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