Pyrus communis x pyrifolia
47 in stock
Spring 2023 Shipping Season
Plant Zones 9-8: Late January-February
Plant Zones 8-7: February-March
Plant Zones 6-5: April– early 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. New trees can produce fruit in 2-3 years depending on care and climate. The success of new trees is heavily dependent on the care received during and after planting.
|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.
In Spring we ship bare-root, dormant trees. All plants are dipped in a root gel before shipping and wrapped in plastic to retain moisture.
Spring: All trees are shipped bare-root.
Fall: All trees are shipped in containers.
Size shipped: 18 – 36+ inches
For more information, visit our Ordering & Shipping Page.