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|
|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.|
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.