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Pears can be eaten fresh off the tree, baked into cobblers or pies, or turned into jellies or preserves. There are endless opportunities. A true southern staple!
What Are the Best Types of Pear Trees to Buy Online?
With over 8 varieties of pear trees for you to choose from, we have a little bit of everything!
The Kieffer Pear and Pineapple Pear can be grown across most of the United States. While the Carnes Pear and the Hood Pear prefer warmer southern climates. Check the chill hour requirements for your new pear fruit tree before purchasing and planting.
Perhaps our favorite, the Asian pear cultivars like Shinseiki Pear are among the crispest and most delicious of all. They do not change texture when ripened and can be enjoyed directly off the tree! They are often called apple pears for their distinct crisp texture.
Pyrus communis pears are easy to grow and make an affordable solution to buying pears from the grocery store. One or two fruit trees will provide you with bushels of pears for years and years to come.
How to Care for Pear Trees You Purchased
It can take a pear tree between 3 to 7 years to bear fruit depending on the variety. Our grafted pear trees are already between 2-3 years old so they should begin producing fruit in the next 1-3 years. The fruit will be small and will increase in size with every growing season.
To grow a pear tree you will need to ensure that it’s receiving the proper amount of sunlight and water. They need at least 6-8 hours of full sun every day to produce fruit. It is best to water daily when the tree is first planted to ensure it becomes established. A strong root system is important for growing pear trees to hold up their tall, thick trunks that will soon be loaded with tasty fruit!
When growing pear trees you will first want to make sure that you have the proper planting site. Pear trees grow best in cooler climates but can tolerate the heat of southern states to an extent. The USDA zones for pear trees are from zones 4-8 across the United States
Are Pear Trees Self Pollinating?
Most pear trees do need another pollinator in order to fruit. There are some pear trees that are self-pollinating, which means that they don’t need a companion pear tree in order to fruit. Although most pear trees are self-pollinating and don’t NEED a pollinator variety to produce fruit, having one increases, fruit size, and production of the pears.
Asian pear trees are notorious for being self fertile but having another pear tree variety nearby will increase fruit production.
Our Pear Grow Guide will guide you in the right direction for planting and growing your new pear trees!