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Patten Pear 4-6 ft branched tree

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$36.00 USD
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Patten grows large, firm, sweet and juicy fruit and has a vigorous, sprawling growth habit. Fruits ripen in September.

Patten is a good pollinator in the communis pollination group. Plant it with others in the communis group for cross-pollination.

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 (S-333) and may be kept under 20 ft.