This is a great pear selection with an unusual growth habit, as it has an open and spreading branch structure, making it more resistant to storm damage. This tree is pyramidal in shape and will grow up to 40 feet in height and up to 30 feet wide. White flowers and beautiful deep red foliage in the fall is another plus. This variety was originally selected in 1969 by William T. Straw. This tree was donated to the City by his son, John Straw.