Dr. Deer Pear
This was discovered by Dr. James Kroll in Texas. A wildlife pear that ripens in late fall and holds on the tree until Thanksgiving! The real benefit to using Dr. Deer pears is that they have small fruit in clusters and tend to hold onto them well into late fall. The fruit is excellent for deer and wildlife, and will bring them in throughout the hunting season. The Dr. Deer Pear is grafted and thus self-fertile, though you will see better fruit production with more pollinators.
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|Height||20' - 30'|
|Spread||10' - 15'|
|Tree Form||Central Leader|
|USDA Zone||5 - 9|
|Blooms||White flowers in Spring|
|Drops Fruit||November - December|
|Soil||Adapted to upland, wet if only seasonal and well drained or sandy clay or loam|
|Soil pH||6.0 - 7.0|
|Light requirements||Full sun|
|Suggested Pollinators||Plant more than one for better yield|
|Spacing||15' - 20'|
|Pruning||Pear trees should be pruned annually in the winter when they are dormant. See the Pruning section in our Learning Center.|
|Fertilization||Do not fertilize at planting. Once the trees are established, fertilize in early spring (Mar-April) as growth begins. Do not fertilize in the fall, which could promote late season tender growth that can be damaged by early frosts.|
|Watering||Newly planted trees should be watered regularly. This is the most critical step in the establishment of your new trees. Please see the Watering section under "How to plant and grow" in our Learning Center.|
At Chestnut Hill Outdoors, we’ve been shipping mail order trees for over 30 years. We’re experts at delivering healthy trees to your doorstep. Our trees are container grown in root-enhancing pots, ensuring healthy root systems and much better success upon planting. We ship you the same trees we ship to garden centers and nurseries.