Pyrus communis x pyrifolia
An excellent soft-fleshed low chill (150 hours) pear with green color, developed by the University of Florida. A hybrid between Pyrus communis and Pyrus pyrifolia. Great for fresh eating or canning, considered to be a Sand pear.
Larger crops when planted with another variety. Zones 8-10. Needs pollinator.
|Height||20' - 30'|
|Spread||10' - 20'|
|Tree Form||Central Leader|
|USDA Zone||8 - 10|
|Drops Fruit or Nuts||July - August|
|Soil||Adapted to upland, well drained, sandy clay or loam. Can handle wet soil only if 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' - 50'|
|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||It is not recommended to fertilize trees at the time of planting or young trees. Excessive fertilizing may cause premature fruit drop. Apply a balanced slow release fertilizer after the tree is established and begins to break dormancy in spring.|
|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.