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Harry & David Comice Pear Trees

Posted on: September 24th, 2011 in Heritage Tree Details |

Pyrus communis

This small grove of Comice pear trees are the only remaining of an original planting known as Harry & David Bear Creek Orchards Block 1A. Harry & David corporation became internationally renowned in 1932 when they began marketing their gift boxes of pears to the rich and famous. While most pear growers were hurt by the Great Depression, Harry & David brought unexpected prosperity to the economically depressed Rogue River Valley.

Tree Facts

  • Approx. height: 16′
  • Planted in: 1930’s
  • Circumference: 50″

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The trees are located at 2500 South Pacific Highway in Medford, Oregon