The Virginia Fruit Web Site:

Virginia Pears

Updated 12 July 2024

Pear production has declined in Virginia over the past century, with a combined assault by fire blight and pear psylla. There are about 165 acres of pears in the state (2012 USDA data).  Most production in the mid-Atlantic region is now in Pennsylvania, with scattered orchards in other states. There are a few new plantings of Asian pears to complement the predominant European varieties of Pyrus communis.
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Maintained by: Douglas G. Pfeiffer
Department of Entomology
Virginia Tech
, Virginia