The third fire blight-resistant pear developed by Agricultural Research Service horticulturist, Richard Bell, released in 2003. The luscious new pear will appeal to consumers who enjoy rich-tasting fruit, because its higher-than-average acidity gives it a snappy flavor. Shenandoah's relatively high acidity is balanced with a high level of sugars that makes it sweet. Sweet and juicy, Shenandoah pear boasts an appealing taste and texture, stores well--if properly chilled--for about four months. Shenandoah matures in September, four to five weeks after the widely grown Bartlett variety.