Low Chill Hours Make This Easy to Grow & Produce Sweet Pear Fruits
The Flordahome Pear Tree is the perfect tree to grow on the Gulf Coast! Bring some sweetness to your beach house for the ultimate tropical “pearadise”.
The evergreen tree will produce tiny white blossoms in early spring, followed by mature greenish yellow pears that can be eaten straight off the tree. The Flordahome pear taste will awaken your senses with a slightly tart and sweet punch. These semi-hard pears are great for canning and will add a wonderful sweetness to any dessert.
The Flordahome pear harvest date is in late July to early August depending on your location in the United States. Plant this variety of pear in your landscape as a standalone tree, in groups of 2-3 for best cross pollination, or in a backyard orchard to get a plethora of fruit for fresh eating!
FLORDAHOME PEAR TREE CARE
This pear variety is sometimes called the Florida Pear tree because it only requires 150-250 chill hours to set fruit. This Pyrus cultivar can be planted in USDA growing zones 6-10. It loves warm winters! Water thoroughly the first year of planting to establish a strong root system. At least 6-8 hours of full sun is required per day to produce a bountiful harvest.
These fruit trees recommend well draining soil that is slightly acidic. That being said, it’s a very adaptable pear tree to add to your home garden even if you have wet soils like us Floridians. As long as the soil is well draining the tree will do just fine!
The Florida home pear tree will grow 15-20 feet tall in height and 12-15 feet in width. This tree grows at a moderate growth rate, about 13-24 inches per year. Plant the Flordahome Pear tree about 10-12 feet apart for best spacing. This hardy, vigorous tree will produce fruit once established for 4-7 years.
Flordahome Pear Pollination
The Flordahome pear is semi self-fertile but will produce more fruit if planted in multiples for better cross-pollination. For best fruit production, pick other pear varieties that bloom at the same time as the Flordahome pear. Cross-pollination is essential for most pear trees in the Pyrus communis and Pyrus pyrifolia species to produce fruit. A good option for a cross-pollinator is the Hood Pear tree.
This common pear hybrid is disease resistant and does not ship bare root!
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Our Pear Grow Guide will guide you in the right direction for planting and growing your new pear trees!
Once your Flordahome 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 (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.
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.
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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