Pear Tree Collection
Spring Planting: this product will be shipped late April through May according to your hardiness zone.
Pears make a great addition to a home orchard. Wonderful sweet flavour, and they have less pest issues than apples. Pear trees have an attractive upright shape, and are highly ornamental with beautiful white blossoms in the spring and blazing foliage in fall. 1 yr. whip. Pear trees cannot be shipped to B.C.
Sold as: Pkg of 2
Important! Upon Arrival:
Keep moist and cool. Fruits and berries are shipped in dormant form so they can be transplanted out once the soil can be worked in the spring. Light frosts will not damage the plants as they are in the dormant stage. If you are unable to plant immediately, the plants can be stored for a short period of time. This should be a dark, cool (but not freezing) location such as an unheated garage, fridge or a cold cellar. They should also be kept moist, but not wet, until they are planted.
Before planting pear tree roots need to be soaked up to 12 hours to hydrate the roots.
Unless you have heavy clay soil, there isn’t much to do in terms of soil preparation. You can add amendments such as compost or peat moss to the soil and/or a layer of mulch over the root area after planting will help retain moisture, especially during the first year. While it may be tempting to add fertilizer or manure to your freshly dug hole before planting your new tree, PLEASE resist! Fertilizer or manure in close contact with the root system could chemically burn the roots and potentially kill the tree.
Pear trees can tolerate clay soil better than any other fruit trees. Pear trees need a 15-foot area for enough space when they reach maturity.
Pear trees tend to grow upright and will benefit from having their limbs trained down after they are a few years old. This encourages quicker fruiting.
Trees take 2-3 years to begin producing fruit. Pears need to be picked before they are fully ripe and be ripened off the tree.