Hood Pear

Pyrus communis x Pyrus pyrifolia

$29.95

Our favorite! A very low chill (150 hours) hybrid between Pyrus communis and Pyrus pyrifolia. Yellow-green pear soft flesh and a sweet flavor much like an Asian pear, with a similar texture, not grainy or bitter. Excellent for fresh eating, drying or pies! High disease resistance. The best Bartlett-style pear for the South. Ripens in July. Zones 8-10. Better with pollinator.

Height 20' - 30'
Spread 10' - 20'
Tree Form Central Leader
USDA Zone 8 - 10
Blooms Spring
Drops Fruit or Nuts July
Soil Adapted to upland, well drained, sandy clay or loam. Can handle wet soil only if seasonal and well drained
Soil pH 6.0 - 7.0
Light requirements Full Sun
Pollination Need pollinator
Suggested Pollinators Plant more than one for better yield

Spacing 30' - 50'
Pruning Pear trees should be pruned annually in the winter when they are dormant. Please refer to the Pruning section under "How to plant and grow" in our Learning Center.
Fertilization It is not recommended to fertilize trees at the time of planting or young trees. Excessive fertilizing may cause premature fruit drop. Apply a balanced slow release fertilizer after the tree is established and begins to break dormancy in spring.
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.

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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. 

Alachua, FL

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