If you reminisce on grandma’s fresh pears, its more than likely that they were from a Pineapple Pear Tree out back.
The Pineapple pear tree produces bushels of excellent hard-cooking fruit that have a slight pineapple flavor. Pyrus communis Pineapple, as it is scientifically named, has strong vertical branches and requires little pruning.
The Pineapple Pear fruit bearing tree blooms in early to late spring and the large pear fruit begin to ripen in July through August. The tree is self-fertile but for better results and more fruit production, cross pollinate with two or more pear varieties.
Pineapple Pear Tree Information
This fruit tree thrives in well-drained, slightly acidic soil and full sun, and is more tolerant of heavy clays than most fruit trees. The pear tree is also fire blight resistant.
The fruit tree needs around 200 chill hours and can be grown across most of the United States. Grows well in USDA plant hardiness zones 5-9. This fruit tree can reach a height of 20-25 feet tall and 15-20 feet wide.
Caring for this pear variety is easy! Pineapple pear tree care includes a regular watering schedule and regular fertilizing. An annual slow release fertilizer at the top of the root ball will greatly benefit the Pineapple fruit tree.
This hardy pear cultivar is tough to kill because we don’t ship our trees bare root. We ship it in a pot with soil. Be sure to water it extremely well during the first year of planting to establish a strong root system. We can ship everywhere but California, Hawaii, and Arizona.
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Pyrus communis 'Pineapple'
- Edible fruit
- Fire blight resistant
- Low chill hours needed