looking for one more pear
I have a volunteer root stock (callery) ready to graft a European pear onto this coming spring, but I'm uncertain what I want and was interested in the forum's thoughts and recommendations. I already have (from W to E) a Moonglow, a Shenandoah, and a Warren. This 4th tree is on the W end of the those three. This is a new planting for me in an area that hopefully won't be quite as fire blight prone as where I first planted pears. Resistance to fire blight is a very high priority for me in selecting a cultivar. I don't want to have to spray anything. If I have to I'll just eat other fruits, but I know other people in the general area that get usable spray-free pears. I considered Magness (which I have in the other spot) but that would give me two pollen-sterile varieties, and another pollinator seems like a better idea. I also have Kieffer, and a different style pear with different potential uses is attractive, but my other Kieffer has gotten torn up by fire blight so bad that it really hasn't produced, and it seems like it might be a disease reservoir affecting my other pears, so I'm leaning toward a more fire blight resistant variety if there is one. I might be partial to a late ripening variety. What's the most fire blight resistant pear that anyone can recommend?