Variety: Starkrimson Pears

Variety Overview

Starkrimson pears were discovered in the early 1950s in Missouri as a branch of red pears on a tree that typically produced green pears. In 1956, Stark Bros. Nursery patented this variety and began selling trees for commercial production. Today, Starkrimson is becoming a well-known summer pear thanks to its mild sweet flavor and beautiful appearance.


  • Pears
  • Deciduous Fruit
  • Crimson red in color with a thick, stocky stem; skin brightens as it ripens

  • Smooth, fine-grained and pale, off-white flesh

  • A balance of juicy and sweet flavors with floral undertones

  • An average pear weighs 4-6 ounces

  • Crimson red to bright red

  • A classic pear or bell shape

  • Yes
  • Brown, teardrop-shaped

  • August through December

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