Pear - Pyrus

How do I care for my Pear?
This Pear variety is self-pollinating and so it does not need any other species for fruit production. It is not very demanding, but it is important to provide it with plenty of moisture. You can feed it with cow manure pellets in the spring and use proper pruning to optimize its fruit production.

When does a Pear tree flower?
The Pear gets lovely white flowers in about May. After this, the pears will start to grow. Depending on the weather, you can pick the pears in about October. They are ripe only when they are easy to pluck from the tree. 
What is the best location for a Pear tree?
Pyrus generally grows in any soil type and is suited to our climate. Moisture levels are important, so a water retaining soil is recommended. If a Pear tree is in very well-draining sandy soil, it will dry out too often. You can put it in sun to semi-shade.
Where does the Pear come from?
Pear trees originate in Central Asia, but have been grown in Europe for many years. 
Can I prune the Pyrus?
It is best to prune a Pyrus when it has finished producing (midway through the winter). In the first year you can prune the basic tree structure to 80 cm. You can then slow down its growth by bending all of its branches back between March and August. The more you prune, the more you will stimulate growth and slow down fruit production. In the following years you can cut all of the branches back to 20 cm. Cut back the main stem to 20cm above the highest branches.
  • Winter hardiness:
    Good

  • Soil type:
    Not too well-draining

  • Moisture levels:
    Damp 

  • Location:
    Sun/semi-shade

  • Height:
    To 2 metres

  • Evergreen or deciduous:
    Deciduous

  • Pruning:
    By 20 cm in the winter

  • Fertilizing:
    Apply organic fertilizer

  • Flower:
    White blossom

  • Flowering period:
    Around May

  • Fruit:
    Edible hand pear

  • Flowering period:
    Around May

  • Harvest:
    October-November

  • Trivia:
    After picking the pears it is best to leave the pears for a few days so they van ripen and become sweet and juicier.

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