We have an extensive range of pear trees and can advise on choosing the best pear trees for your garden or orchard project.
A classic English pear, easy to grow, and a good flavor.
A traditional European pear from Belgium, with the classic rich sweet buttery melting flesh. Flemish Beauty is also self-fertile and cold-hardy.
A high quality late-season eating pear, developed to be fireblight resistant.
Potomac is a modern late-season dessert pear, with good fireblight resistance
A natural sport of Clapp's Favorite, also known as Kalle Red. The pears are deep red color with a sweet flavor, ripening in late summer.
Pears are related to apples, and most of the horticultural requirements and challenges of apples apply also to growing pear trees. However pear trees are a bit more demanding than apple trees - they prefer slightly warmer conditions and are a bit less tolerant of soil and situation, and crop yields are lower.
On the plus side, pear trees are less susceptible to the various pests and diseases commonly experienced with apples.
When it comes to flavor, pears have an aura of exclusivity which you don't tend to find in apples.
Pears are fundamentally self-sterile so will require a pollination partner, in other words a compatible pear tree of a different variety growing nearby. Even the varieties we list as self-fertile will be far more productive with a pollination partner.