OHxF97 (Old Home x Farmingdale 97)
Standard rootstock for European and Asian pears. Has proven to be more productive than Pyrus communis. Trees will be near standard size. Productive and well anchored. Good candidate for weaker growing Asian varieties. Resistant to pear decline and firelight. Hardy and resilient to cold. Zones 4-8.
Part of the Old Home x Farmingdale rootstock series. It is a semi-dwarf root which produces a tree about 65% the size of a standard tree. It is an excellent producer. It is resistant to fire blight and pear decline. Over cropping in the first years should be avoided until the tree is established.