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Pear, European Pear
Scientific Name: Pyrus communis L.
Recommended Temperature Zone:|
sunset: All zones
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Origin: Unknown in the wild, maybe a cultivated form of Pyrus caucasia and/or Pyrus nivalis
Growth Habits: Deciduous tree, pyramidal shaped, up to 30 to 40 feet tall (9-12 m), except when grafted on dwarfing rootstock
Watering Needs: Regular water
Propagation: T-budded or chip budded, quince rootstock are generally dwarfing, but sometimes require double budding
Source: University of Arizona: Cooperative
||Large fruit with
golden yellow color, one of the best pears. Green at picking. Needs
pollenizer for better production. Susceptible to fire
||Medium to large
fruit - long tapering neck, darkly russeted. Stores well.
Susceptible to fire blight.
||Medium size fruit
with thin green skin. Very nice quality, white flesh,sweet,
smooth-textured, juicy, flavorful. Early bloom. Partially
self-fruitful, better with pollenizer. Hood is best pollenizer.
Chilling requirement less than 300 hours. Recommended for the low
fruit with buttery texture. Good pollenizer for
Floridahome. Chilling requirement less than 300 hours.
hard fruit containing grit cells. Needs pollenizer. Medium to large
late season fruit. Canning/cooking. Sprightly flavor, coarse
texture. Resists fireblight, tolerates hot climates. Dependable
crops. Chilling requirement 350 hours. Recommended for the low
||High quality, low
chill pear. Needs cross pollination.
||Very large fruit
with white flesh. Very vigorous tree. Fire blight
Bartlett. White, juicy, tender flesh. Chilling requirement 900
green fruit. Dense an flavorful flesh. Fire blight and pear
brown fruit. Dessert quality.
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