Collection: European Pear Trees
A pear tree is an excellent addition to the backyard or orchard. Although slow to start bearing, pears are hardy and reliable producers requiring less attention than most other types of fruit trees. While some pears are partially self fertile, we recommend planting at least two different cultivars for reliable pollination; European and Asian pears do cross pollinate. Pears ripen from the inside out, and therefore typically should be picked when the fruit is still a bit hard. They then can fully ripen off the tree - especially important if it is a winter pear. A slight softening at the stem end will indicate the fruit ripe.