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Our dedicated team at Adams County Nursery is driven to adapt to the demands of a dynamic industry, pursue modern production and business practices and provide a quality product to the growers we serve. As a multi-generational family business, we are grounded in a rich tradition of hard work and integrity, and are deeply committed to the well-being of our employees, their families and our community.

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Seckel

A small pear with rich yellowish-brown skin when fully ripe. One of the best-quality dessert pears. Ideal for the home garden. Tree is vigorous, ha

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Bell

This exciting new release from the USDA ARS Appalachian Fruit Research Station in Kearneysville, WV is named after the longtime pear breeder, Richa

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Fruit Production for the Home Gardener

Fruit Production for the Home Gardener has been developed as a resource for people who wish to produce fruit on a small s

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Pear Rootstocks

Our European pear trees are grown on OHxF97 and/or OHxF87 rootstock. 97 produces a standard size tree, is hardy and productive. The recommended spacing for plantings on this rootstock is 12’ between trees in the row and 20’ between rows. For growers who wish to plant a higher density pear orchard, we recommend planting trees on OHxF87. These can be planted at 5’ in row and 12-14’ between rows. All of our Asian pear varieties are grown on Betulaefolia rootstock. This rootstock is vigorous, well anchored and drought tolerant. The recommended spacing for plantings on this rootstock is 12’ between trees in the row and 20’ between rows.

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Beurre D’Anjou

A very high-quality pear ripening in late September. Fruit is light green, and unlike Bartlett, does not change from green to yellow upon maturity.

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European Varieties

Below is a list of our European pear variety offerings. They are listed alphabetically for quick and easy reference. If you would like to view our European pear varieties listed in order of ripening please use the Maturity Chart link provided on the right.

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European Pear Pollination Chart

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Pear Varieties

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Asian Varieties

Below is a list of our Asian pear variety offerings. They are listed alphabetically for quick and easy reference. If you would like to view our apricot varieties listed in order of ripening please use the Maturity Chart link provided on the right.

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Shinseiki

An early season Asian pear with yellow finish and very little russet. The fruit is mediumsized, crisp, juicy and of high quality. Trees are vigorou

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Kosui

A medium-to-large Asian pear ripening after Hosui. The fruit is yellow/brown russet, firm, crisp and juicy with a sweet low-acid flavor.

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Atago

A brown russeted Asian pear for the late season. Fruit is large, very firm, crisp and juicy. Trees are upright, spreading and medium in vigor.

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Olympic

Clearly a four-star variety, this round, large, heavily russeted brown Asian pear has a crisp and juicy

texture. Olympic is considered one

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Shenandoah

Another release from USDA and OSU, Shenandoah harvests approximately three weeks after Bartlett. Fruit size is large with traditional sub-acid pear

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Sunrise

A disease-resistant pear introduced by USDA–ARS and OSU, Sunrise has shown impressive resistance to fire blight. The fruit color is yellow, often

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Bartlett

A large, heavy-bearing variety with excellent quality. Long considered one of the choicest canning varieties, Bartlett accounts for about 75 percen

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Shinko

Shinko is a medium-to large-sized pear, very sweet and juicy. It colors to a golden brown russet and will store up to three months after picking. T

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Shinsui

Shinsui is the earliest Asian pear variety that we offer, harvesting mid-August. Fruit finishes with an orange-brown russet. This variety is juicy

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Blake’s Pride

A mid-season pear ripening one week after Bartlett. The fruit is medium in size with an attractive yellow color and excellent, aromatic flavor. Bla

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Magness

A medium-sized pear ripening just after Seckel. Skin is greenish-brown, covered with light russet. Flesh is soft, juicy and almost free of grit cel

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Crispie™

Crispieis a new selection from Hort Research in New Zealand. It is a medium-sized, yellow pear harvesting one week ahead of Bartle

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Cold Snap®

Developed by the Harrow Research Station in Ontario, Canada, Cold Snap is an attractive late-season pear that harvests three weeks after Bartlett.

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Harrow Sweet

A late-season pear developed by the Harrow Research Station in Ontario, Canada, Harrow Sweet ripens approximately three weeks after Bartlett. This

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Fruit Tree Pruning

Is there a guide for pruning?
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Planting & Caring for Trees

How far apart should fruit trees be planted?
Dwarf apple trees should be planted in the row 5-7 feet apart. Semi-dwarf apple

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Ordering from ACN

What do I need to know when ordering trees?
You may order trees online or by calling one of our sales associates during norma

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Statement of Policies

Our Guarantee: Adams County Nursery endeavors to provide nursery stock that is in good live condition at the time of delivery. We

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Dandee Red®

A limb mutation of Paula Red/Summer Mac (Arends Cv.) maturing eight days earlier. Dandee Red is a 100-percent red blush apple with crisp, creamy wh

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Shizuka

A sister to Mutsu developed in Japan. Reported to be blister spot resistant. Fruit is large like Mutsu, but has a milder, sweeter flavor. Shizuka m

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Snowbrite

An outstanding white peach for the early season, Snowbrite is medium to large, very firm with excellent color. The fruit matures approximately ten

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N.J. 252

This hardy, white-fleshed peach was developed by the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. The fruit is firm,  This hardy, white-fleshed pea

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Methley

An early plum with fine quality and appearance. The fruit is purple with red, sweet flesh and very juicy with a distinctive flavor. Ripening in ear

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Castleton™

This early-maturing, dual-purpose plum is a Valor x Iroquois cross released by Cornell University’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Statio

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Sugar Pearls™

Sugar Pearls is a mid-season apricot, bred at Rutgers University. It finishes with a yellow background color, and attract

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