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Medford in Jackson County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Harry & David Comice Pear Trees

Pyrus communis

 
 
Harry & David Comice Pear Trees Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, January 15, 2018
1. Harry & David Comice Pear Trees Marker
Inscription.  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.

Circumference: 50 inches
Height: 16 feet
Avg. Crown Spread: 12 feet
Approximate Age: 75 years

Oregon Heritage Tree

 
Erected 2011 by Oregon Travel Experience.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the Historic Trees series list.
 
Location. 42° 18.156′ N, 122° 51.062′ W. Marker is in Medford, Oregon, in Jackson County. Marker can be reached from S Pacific Hwy (U.S. 99). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2500 S Pacific Hwy, Medford OR 97501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Harry & David Production Facility image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, January 15, 2018
2. Harry & David Production Facility
2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Newell Barber Field (approx. 0.4 miles away); Applegate Trail - Down Bear Creek (approx. ¾ mile away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 1.9 miles away); Medford Townsite (approx. 2 miles away); Medford Public Library (approx. 2 miles away); The War Brings Change (approx. 2 miles away); Medford Boomed As Orchards Bloomed (approx. 2 miles away); A Town is Born (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Medford.
 
Also see . . .  Oregon Travel Experience - Harry & David Comice Pear Trees. (Submitted on January 26, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
 
Harry & David Comice Pear Trees Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, January 15, 2018
3. Harry & David Comice Pear Trees Marker
Harry & David Comice Pear Trees Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, January 15, 2018
4. Harry & David Comice Pear Trees Marker
Harry & David Comice Pear Trees Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, January 15, 2018
5. Harry & David Comice Pear Trees Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 26, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 26, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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