Hood Pear Tree

Hood Pear TreeHood Pear Tree

Product Description

The Hood pear tree cultivar offers a sweet treat that is hard to resist on those hot summer days!

This pear tree is a long-time favorite in the South due to the fruit’s buttery smooth textured flesh. Hood pears ripen mid to late July and requires a pollinator.

The Hood pear tree is fire blight resistant and grows well in the south east region of the U.S. Its greenish-white fruit has a buttery smooth texture, featuring a creamy white pulp and its sweet tasting, crisp texture that is often found only in homegrown pear tree fruit.

For the best results, plant in well-drained soil. Prune pears in late winter. In particular, prune in the middle of the tree to make room for air and light circulation.

Botanical Name

Pyrus communis 'Hood'

Sunlight Full Sun
Flower Color Pink, white
Foliage Color Green
Mature Height 30 ft
Mature Width 15-20 ft
Growing Zones 8, 9, 10 Growing Zones
Special Features
  • Edible, large fruit
  • Low chill hours needed
  • Disease resistant
  • Heat & humidity tolerant

Shipping Info

Once your Hood 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.

upside down test

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.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing 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.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

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Care

HOOD PEAR TREE CARE:

The Hood Pear will grow best in an area with full sun. Early morning sun is especially important as dew can have a negative impact on the tree if allowed to linger. Locations with good airflow are best. They adapt to most well drained soil types. Regular watering is necessary until established however. The Hood Pear, like most Pear trees needs a pollinator to produce fruit. Planting another variety with a similar bloom schedule, such as a Carnes Pear is recommended.

Prune selectively in the late winter to facilitate growth of a balanced, strong framework, maintain shape and to focus on removing tightly packed inner limbs that may hinder airflow and sunlight through the tree’s canopy. The Hood pear is Fire Blight resistant. Space 15 to 20 feet apart when planting in multiples.

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 Hood Pear tree, 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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    I’m impressed with the tree and customer service I received. Shipped quickly and received tree intact… Thank you!

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