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Bare Root Pears
Pear trees have a vertical growth pattern and Asian pears are very similar to European pears. When training your tree, it is possible to spread the branches in a more horizontal pattern by gently staking them. They also make excellent espaliers (see our Gardening Guide article on espaliers). The leaves of the pear tree are a dark shiny green, somewhat smaller than the Asian pear. They produce white blossoms in the spring. Pears prefer well-drained loamy soil, but they can handle heavy soil better than most other fruit trees.
Unlike most other fruit, pears do not ripen well on the tree. Pick them when they are full size but firm. The stem should snap off easily when you hold the pear horizontally to the ground. Store in a cool, dark place till ripe. Bosc, D’Anjou and Comice should be in cold storage (32 to 40 degrees) for a month and then left to ripen at room temperature.
Comice Pear - Semi-dwarf
The gift pack pear. Sweet, aromatic, with fine texture, superb flavor and quality - one of the best. Short neck, greenish yellow skin with red blush. Late Sept./early Oct. harvest. 600 hrs. Self-fruitful in most climates of Western U.S. or plant with Bartlett. Available on OHxF333.
Flordahome Pear - Semi-dwarf ON SALE!
Low chill pear from Florida. Sweet, smooth textured and juicy. Harvest July/August in southern Calif. Early bloom. Chill requirement is less than 400 hrs. Best with pollinator - Hood is recommended. Avaliable on OHxF333.
Fan-Stil Pear - Standard
Medium, bell shaped pear has crisp, juicy, white flesh and creamy yellow skin with slight red blush. Vigorous, very upright growth. Bears consistently. Highly resistant to fireblight. Ripens in August. 500 hrs. Self-fruitful. Available on Pear.
Hood Pear - Semi-dwarf ON SALE!
Large, early season pear with smooth, yellow-green skin. Buttery textured flesh has sweet, mild pear flavor. Highly resistant to fireblight and moderately resistant to leaf spot. Ripens late July/early Aug. 1-200 hrs. Pollinzer required. Flordahome recommended. Available on OHxF333.
Monterrey Pear - Standard
Large apple shaped pear with yellow-green skin. Smooth textured, crisp, with high quality, sweet flavored flesh. Vigorous, upright tree is hardy and blight resistant. Ripens Aug./Sept. 300 hrs. Self-fruitful. Available on Pear.
4-N-1 Disease Resistant Pear
Warren, Kieffer, Harrow Delight and Blake's Pride (all of these four) grafted onto one tree. Available on OHxF333.