Endicott Pear Tree

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Gov. John Endicott (1589-1665), the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, planted this pear tree sent over from England in approximately 1632. The colony granted him "Orchard Farm" in Danvers where he planted this pear tree which still lives today. You can find it in an enclosed fence, at Rear 100 Endicott St., near the Danversport section of town. According to the Salem's 1937 Visitor's Guide "this tree is claimed to be the oldest cultivated fruit tree in New England."

See Also

Old Salem Gardens Salem Garden Club, 1946, p. 17

Visitor's guide to Salem 1937 ed., p. 259

Endecott Pear Tree archival photos Danvers Archival Center