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Pyrus sp., Southern Pear
Pyrus pyrifolia cultivar

Pyrus sp.

Southern Pear
Family: Rosaceae
USDA Zone: 5-9?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersEdible plantDeciduous plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Pyrus sp., commonly known as Southern Pear, is a deciduous tree that typically grows between 10 to 20 feet in height. This tree is known for its vigorous growth and produces white to off-white colored flowers. It can be grown in USDA Zone 5-9 and requires regular watering to thrive.

The pear fruit produced by this tree is juicy, crisp-fleshed and contains creamy white flesh that is sweet and flavorful with a hint of tartness. Some cultivars can improve in quality when stored in a cool, dark place. They can be eaten as-is, canned, or used for preserves. The fruit is low in calories, free of cholesterol, and is a good source of dietary fiber and vitamin C. A mature Southern Pear tree can produce between 15 to 20 pounds of fruit annually.

When planting a pear tree, it is recommended to plant two different varieties for cross-pollination in order to achieve a successful and abundant harvest. The tree should be planted in a sunny location with fertile, well-drained soil, and regular watering is necessary. In colder regions, growing the tree in a pot can provide extra protection and insulation from severe temperatures.

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Asian Pear var. 20th Century (Nijisseiki), Pyrus pyrifolia, Low chill, Grafted

Everything about this tree is great. The 20th Century Asian Pear, or Nijisseiki as it is often called, is the perfect ornamental fruit tree for your yard. The fruit is incredibly delicious, nutritious and easy to grow. As an added benefit, you'll get a show stopping ornamental during every season. Asian pears bring together the best of the apple and pear into one fruit. The 20th Century Asian pear smells just like a pear, but, like an apple, the outside of the fruit is crisp, firm and round. The flavor is like a pumped up pear, sweeter and warmer, but the flesh is smooth and incredibly juicy. You'll get more and more fruit every single year. The Nijisseiki is self-fertile.

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE C-Cibus - Crop Nutrition Booster
SUNSHINE-Honey - sugar booster

This item is not certified for shipping to California. Do not order it for shipping to California address.
Grown in
10"/3 gal pot