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Pyrus communis

 

Pear

Most pear trees are deciduous, and naturally can grow up to 17 m. For garden cultivars the size of the fully grown tree is decided by the rootstock (usually quince). They can be grown as fan-trained, or espaliers, and can also be grown in pots. Most pear varieties require a second compatible variety as a pollinator.

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plant Features
  • Pear likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Pear likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Pear is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Pear likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Pear

Latin name

Pyrus communis

type

Fruiting tree

family

Rosaceae

ph

5.5 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Pear likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Pear is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Pear likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Pear likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom
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    When to harvest

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Pear is 8.00meters x 10.00meters 8.00 M 10.00 M

Pyrus communis

Most pear trees are deciduous, and naturally can grow up to 17 m. For garden cultivars the size of the fully grown tree is decided by the rootstock (usually quince). They can be grown as fan-trained, or espaliers, and can also be grown in pots. Most pear varieties require a second compatible variety as a pollinator.


Flowering

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Pear trees flower in Spring. If frost is likely to occur, while the tree is in blossom, protect it with horticultural fleece, otherwise the fruit may not set.

 

Planting

From Late Winter TO Early Spring

When preparing the plant a pear tree, choose a sunny, sheltered, free-draining site, and dig a hole the depth of the roots and 3 times bigger in circumference than the root system. When planting the tree, tease out the roots and spread them across the dug hole, before back-filling, and then watering thoroughly..

 
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