Magness is a high quality late-season eating pear, developed by the USDA in the mid 20th century. It was named in honor of Dr. John R. Magness, long-time director of the USDA's apple and pear breeding program. The Magness pear is a cross between Comice - generally considered the best-flavored of all dessert pears - and the well-regarded American pear, Seckel. The flavor is excellent, with the buttery melting flesh and few grit cells.
Magness grows well in our climate, shows disease resistance, and hangs on the tree for weeks.
Three pounds for $6