Buck’s Harvest Pear

Pyrus communis

$36.95

180 in stock

Fall Order

USDA Zone Shipment timing:
Plant Zones 6: Late September
Plant Zones 7-8: October – November
Plant Zones 8-9: November – late November

For more information see the Ordering & Shipping section below.


Initially discovered at an old homestead along the Alapaha River, Buck’s Harvest produces a hardy pear with a sweet, crisp flavor. They ripen in late fall and hold on the tree until Thanksgiving! So while we enjoy our Thanksgiving harvest, bucks enjoy a harvest too.

Buck’s Harvest pears are disease resistant with a traditional pear shape. The fruit provides an excellent meal for deer and wildlife and will bring them in throughout the hunting season.

Cold hardy to USDA plant zones 5-9. Bears fruit in 3-5 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 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. Each additional tree will increase pollination for better mast production
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. 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.

  • Buck’s Harvest Pear-size shipped: 18 – 30 inches

For more information, visit our Ordering & Shipping Page.

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