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Espalier Pear

  • Scientific Name: Pyrus communis
  • Garden: Edibles and Herbs Garden
  • Plant Type: Tree
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous
  • Sun/Shade Exposure: Full Sun
  • Moisture Requirements: Moist, Well-Drained

Plant Information

A hardy Belgian pear, the Flemish Beauty Pear Tree is a great choice for growers in cold climates. Fruit is medium to large and rounded in shape with yellow skin that has a beautiful red blush. Excellent for fresh eating as well as drying. Pear trees are one of the world’s most popular and delicious fruit. Pears grace us with their delicious flavor, sweet, juicy flesh, and attractive form. Latin Name: Pyrus communis Site and Soil: European Pears like full to 1/2-day sun and well-drained soil. Rootstock Description: A dwarfing rootstock for European Pears, OHxF 513 produces trees 10-12 ft. in height. Pollination Requirements: Flemish Beauty Pear Tree needs another variety nearby for cross-pollination. Our Asian Pear varieties can also be used as pollinators. Hardiness: European Pears are hardy to minus 25°F. or below. Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting. Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height. Bloom Time: April Ripening Time: Early September Yield: 50+ lbs. Pests & Diseases: Our European Pear varieties are generally quite disease resistant and easy to grow. Except for occasional problems with Codling Moth, we have not seen significant insect damage on our varieties. Source: Espalier training develops trees in two dimensions only. In a home garden, you might use it to save space and to enhance the aesthetic appeal of your fruit trees. It also creates a tree form that is easier to pick, prune, and spray thoroughly for pests. For more information on espalier fruit tree training refer to the OSU Extension Catalog, ‘Training and Pruning Your Home Orchard’.

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PYCO Full GL (©2020 Gayla Low), PYCO Fruit GL (©2020 Gayla Low), PYCO Leaf DF (©2020 Dan Freedman)