Our Legacy

Charles E. Perdue, Jr.
(Rosedale, Louisiana)
Working trees on the farm.

Our Story

  We as a family take great pride in introducing a pear tree that the late
Charles E. Perdue, Jr. grew from seed approximately 30 years ago in Rosedale, Louisiana.  The (truly exemplary) fruit produced by this tree inspired us to seek a professional opinion. It was at that time that our family contacted Jimmy Boudreaux, Louisiana State University Professor of the School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences. We brought him and his department samples of the fruit.  Being very impressed with the taste,
lack of grittiness, no fire blight, and the fact that this pear tree bears
fruit every year, Dr. Boudreaux came to our family home in St. Amant, Louisiana to obtain cuttings from the "Perdue Pear" tree.  Since that visit, his department has grafted many Perdue Pear trees and have preserved this unique variety of
a Southern pear tree at L.S.U.’s nurseries in Baton Rouge, and Clinton, Louisiana.
  * We have since entered into an exclusive contract with Texas Pecan Nursery to propagate and wholesale distribute the Perdue Pear tree.
  * Our tree is now available for retail sale (or online) through
Willis Orchard Company.
  * Samples of the Perdue Pear fruit & budwwood have also been sent to L.E.Cooke Co. to be researched by their (in-house) experts.
  We truly appreciate the time you have taken to read this information and we hope that you are as interested - as we are proud to introduce "The South’s finest…
“The Perdue Pear”.
The Perdue Family -
Charles E. Perdue III


Our Team

Texas Pecan Nursery

Sam Pollard

(Exclusive Grower/Wholsaler)



Perdue Pear, L.L.C.

Charlie Perdue III



L.E. Cooke Co.



Willis Orchard Co.

(Retail / Online Seller)