From Stark Brothers catalog: "Juicy, aromatic and sweet. This hardy tree produces beautiful yellow pears with a slight blush. Fruit is good for eating fresh or making desserts. Also stores well, lasting 2-3 months in the refrigerator. Resistant to fireblight. Ripens in early to mid August. Best pollinators: Red Sensation, Bartlett or Beurre Bosc." Optimum harvest date at Kearneysville WV is first week of August, about 2 weeks before Bartlett, just after Early Morettini and just before Clapps Favorite.