Fruit Trees

What type of pear trees should I buy?

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Are you looking for some great fruiting pear trees

There is nothing like growing fruit in your backyard. You should really try it if you grew up without any fruiting trees. I would also recommend looking outside of the typical "apple" tree.

You can get so much more creative! 

Even in cold weather climates, you can grow pears, figs, plums, apricots, and more!

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  1. Asian Pear Tree

    The Asian pear tree is one of the more interesting trees you can buy.

    It grows in a wide variety of regions! You can grow it all the way up to Wisconsin and quite far down south.

    This fruit is rarely able to be found in most grocery stores. Although, you can sometimes find it at Costco. The fruit is kind of a mix between an apple and pear. It is quite delicious.

    If you've only ever grown up with Bartlett or more traditional pears, I highly recommend trying out an asian pear tree. Or at least finding asian pears nearby to purchase.

    They are simply delicious.

  2. Bartlett Pear

    If you are looking for a more traditional pear, try out the Bartlett Pear Tree. This tree is equally hardy and can crop 100s of pears year after year.

  3. Pineapple Pear

    Similar to the asian pear, the pineapple pear is uncommon to find in grocery stores. You'd enjoy 100s of the sweet, rare pears year after year if you grew this pear tree.

    It's an even hardier pear than the Asian and Bartlett Pear trees and can be grown down to growing zone 4.

    The tree is fairly resistant to fire blight which is unusually for pear trees.

  4. Kieffer Pear

    Finally, the Kieffer Pear is a great pear tree to consider as well. I would personally go with the Pineapple or Asian pear varieties. But, you can't go wrong with the Kieffer pear.

  5. Dealing With Fire Blight

    If you grow pear trees, you need to know about fire blight. Fire blight affects pear trees quite frequently. 

    You can deal with it using some "Fertilome Fire Blight Spray". Simply spray it on the tree in the spring before it blooms. 

    This will prevent most outbreaks of fire blight. If you happen to get fire blight after spraying your tree, just trim off the branch and clean your trimmers with some alcohol to avoid spreading the disease around your yard.

    More information about growing pear trees 

Tyler loves the challenge of finding the right trees for any piece of land.