Fruit: This pear average sized and is yellow with a juicy, crisp and mildly sweet flavour. Can be stored for about a month and is one of the earliest cold hardy pears. We recommend that in late winter Dormant Oil is used to get rid of over wintering insects and diseases, also to prune in the late winter.  

Uses: Fresh eating

Pollination: needs cross pollination from Bartlett, Bosc or Anjou pear

Harvest Time: Mid- August

Height: 15'

Width: 15'

Light: Full sun

Soil Type:

Pruning: late winter

Zone: 4

Pruning Pear trees: Only prune one third of your tree a year, do it during winter and when you cut near the truck do not cut the ‘collar’ of the branch off.

Pruning Pear trees is an important part of keeping your tree healthy and producing good fruit for a long time, as well having good air flow and light reduces pests and disease problems. The end result is a tree with open branches that lets air flow through and allows light into the middle of the tree.

Getting started; prune fruit trees in winter while tree is dormant and clean your pruners, loppers and saws with bleach solution. You will need pruners, possibly a hand saw, a ladder depending on size of tree and for safety reasons let someone know if you are going in the tree or up a ladder.

Looking at your tree you need to decide if it needs ‘thinning out’ or needs to be ‘headed back’ . Thinning out refers to taking out complete branches. Headed back refers to making branches shorter.

You are looking to remove branches that are:

Dead: branches that are not living they will not produce leaves, blooms and may cause disease or rot problems.

Damaged: branches that have broken, have welts or major cuts, extreme bark loss due to natural human/animal causes

Diseased: branches that have cankers, abnormal secretion or odd growths. These branches may be showing signs of disease and should be removed before it affects the rest of the tree.

On Pear trees that require shaping or more difficult pruning such as; taking a scaffold branches (large main branches), Sail branches (looks like another tree on the tree), or water sprouts (straight up branches usually caused from improper pruning). Some of these branches require 3 cuts to remove the branches without damage to the tree. Ask one of our professionals in store about these more difficult pruning’s.


Product Specs:

  • Smells

    Smells

  • Full Sun

    Full Sun

  • Attracts Butterflys

    Attracts Butterflys


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