Pyrus communis x pyrifolia
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Your order will ship during the bare root and dormant Spring 2021 shipping season. Spring shipping season begins with Zones 9-8 (Southern States) in late January. Zones 7-6 February – March. Zones 6-5 March – May.
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Le Conte is a P. communis x P. pyrifolia hybrid. Bell-shaped, cream-yellow fruit with soft, sweet flesh. Upright tree, vigorous growth, consistent production. Needs pollinator. Ripe date July-August. Good resistance to fireblight. Low chill, 250-300 hours, Zones 8-9
|Height||20' - 30'|
|Spread||10' - 20'|
|Tree Form||Central Leader|
|USDA Zone||8 - 9|
|Drops Fruit or Nuts||July - August|
|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||Requires Pollinator. Plant at LEAST two trees for pollination; however, each additional tree will increase pollination for better mast production|
|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.|
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. All of our trees are container grown in root-enhancing pots, ensuring healthy root systems and much better success upon planting.
Spring: All trees are shipped bare-root.
Fall: All trees are shipped in containers.
Size shipped: 18 – 36+ inches
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