Pear Tree

There are two basic types of pear, those suitable as dessert pears and those for cooking.

How To Grow

Plant in a sheltered, sunny spot as a frost or cold northerly wind will damage the blossom and prevent the fruit from developing. Bare-root plants should be planted from late autumn until early spring; containerised plants can be planted at any time of year, although winter is preferred. Dig a hole to the same depth as the roots and up to three times their width. Spread out the roots and refill the hole with soil, firming to prevent air pockets. Water in well.

How/When To Harvesting

Pears do not ripen on the tree, so harvest pears just before they are fully ripened. They should be firm and swollen, with a subtle colour change to their skin.

Planting Schedules for Location: Leesburg, Virginia

Sow Indoors / Plant Out

Sow Indoors
Plant Out
  • Sow Depth: 0 cm
  • Spacing Between Rows: 100 cm
  • Spacing Along Row: 100 cm
  • Number plants per Square Foot: 0.25