• Edible fruit

  • Great for canning

  • Early bloomer

Regular price $124.99 Sale price $99.99 20% off

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  • Family owned farm since 1980
  • You're good to grow this in Zone X

Easy to Grow Pear Tree Produces Prolific Fruit!

The Ayers Pear Tree, also known as the Sugar Pear tree, is reveled for being extra sweet and perfect for desserts!

In early spring, white flowers with a pink overtone are produced and invite pollinators such as bees and butterflies into the landscape to signal the start of the growing season. The colorful flowers eventually mature into small green fruits that will finally change to medium sized pear fruits.

The Ayers pear ripens to yellow with a red blush and turns soft on the tree if you allow it. Be ready to harvest the sugar pears late in the season around July or August depending on your location. For good storage purposes, pick the tree a few days before fully ripe and allow it to soften on your counter or dry storage.

The Ayers semi dwarf pear tree is a deciduous tree meaning it will lose its green leaves over fall and winter to become bare and prepare for dormancy.

Known as a dessert pear variety, you can only imagine the Ayers pear taste until you try it in person. With notes of vanilla and melting flesh, it has a delectable sweet taste to entice your tastebuds. Plant one in your garden today to bear fruit in the next 2-3 years!


Grow this fruit tree across the United States in USDA zones 5-9. All pear trees prefer well draining soil that is slightly acidic and rich in organic nutrients. However, it is adaptable to many soil types even clay soils. Water the tree thoroughly during the first year of planting to establish a strong root system.

A planting site with at least 6-8 hours of full sun is recommended for best fruit production.  It is the perfect variety of pear trees for southern states and it loves warm climates! The Ayers pear chill hour requirement is 300-400 hours.

Being very resistant to fire blight, you don’t have to worry about any diseases or pest problems with the Ayers sugar pear tree.

Ayers pear tree size is up to 15-20 feet tall and 10-15 feet wide at maturity. Its small compact size makes it perfect for small spaces in the garden! The tree grows vigorously and upright. The Ayers pear tree growth rate is up to 1-2 feet per year once established. We recommend spacing this pear tree at least 10 feet away from another tree.

Is Ayers Pear Self Pollinating?

Pyrus communis Ayers is not a completely self fertile variety of fruit tree. The blooms are partials self pollinating and will produce pears on their own with no pollinator nearby but having another pear tree at least 50 feet in distance away will give you more fruit to enjoy! Some good pollinator partners for cross pollination are Hood Pear, Kieffer Pear, or Orient Pear. Please check out the Pear Grow Guide to see an Ayers Pear pollination chart and more information on planting and growing your new European pear trees!

Shop the Ayers pear tree for sale for an easy to grow fruit tree to add to your landscape!

Shipping information

Once your Ayers Pear Tree order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

Growing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order and the destination it is being shipped. Please see the chart on the Shipping Info page to get an exact amount. We frequently have a free shipping promotion to help you save!


Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

Planting Instructions:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright.  Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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Botanical Name
Pyrus communis

Full Sun

Foliage Color

Mature Width
15-20 ft

Mature Height
10-15 ft

Growing Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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