Thanksgiving Pear

Pyrus communis

$29.95

Thanksgiving pears are a hardy pear with a sweet, crisp flavor found at an old homestead along the Alapaha River in Georgia. They ripen in late fall and hold on the tree until Thanksgiving! Disease resistant. Traditional pear shape fruit is excellent for deer and wildlife, and will bring them in throughout the hunting season. Bears fruit in 3-5 years.

Height 20' - 30'
Spread 10' - 20'
Tree Form Modified Leader
USDA Zone 5 - 9
Blooms February - March
Drops Fruit or Nuts October - December
Soil Adapted to upland, well drained or sandy clay or loam. Can handle wet soil if only seasonal and well drained.
Soil pH 6.0 - 7.0
Light requirements Full sun
Pollination Self-fertile, grafted
Suggested Pollinators Plant more than one for better yield

Spacing 30 - 40'
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 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.

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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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