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Harrow Crisp Pear 4-6 ft branched tree

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$80.00 USD
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$80.00 USD
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An excellent backyard pear tree, hardy disease resistant and productive.

The large fruit have a mild sweet flavor. The yellow pears develop an attractive red blush in the sun. Reliable annual bearer. Fruit is firm but juicy with smooth flesh. The tree is hardy with great resistance to scab and fireblight.  

Pollinate with another communis type pear. Not a good pollinator.

Pears are a great fruit for Central Vermont. Pears suffer from fewer pests and diseases than apple trees, making it easier to grow high quality fruit. Plant 20-30 ft apart.

Pear Pollination: The two different strains of pear, communis (European) and ussuriensis (Siberian), flower at slightly different times and will not reliably pollinate each other. Plant communis types with communis types, and ussuriensis types for most reliable fruit set. Also, some pear varieties produce very little pollen, making them poor pollinators for other pears. Plant at least two different varieties from the same pollination group (either communis or ussuriensis) for pollination. If planting a poor pollinator, plant at least two other varieties from the same group. The more the merrier!

Ussuriensis types will often grow to be larger trees (25 or more ft tall). Communis types have been grafted on a semidwarf rootstock (OHxF87 or OHxF97)and may be kept under 20 ft with pruning.