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Pyrus communis, commonly referred to as the common pear, is a true southern staple and every southern orchard must have a pear tree in order to be considered complete. The common fruiting pear trees are in the Rosaceae family, the same family as roses & quince trees. Most fruits from the pear tree are enjoyed fresh, however, they are also used for baking, canning, and drying. Pears are an excellent source of fiber and vitamin C. Pear trees require a moist soil with partial sunlight and are more of an upright growing tree. Willis Orchards can help you find the right fit when you buy fruit trees online.

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Pear trees benefit greatly from aggressive pruning to establish secondary growth. Seedling pears can grow up to 40 feet tall at maturity. Bartlett pear trees are the most common pear in the world, accounting for about 3/4 of the worlds production or acreage. The wood from pear trees is commonly used in carpentry for use in making cabinets and knife handles, among other uses. Pear trees bloom with white to whitish-pink flowers that are about an inch wide that ripen into mature fruits typically in mid-summer or early fall.

Pear trees are of medium size typically reaching 15-30 feet tall and 10-20 feet wide. Most varieties require a partner for cross-pollination however some do not. Willis Orchard Company offers a fine selection of pear trees for sale that will produce delicious fruits for your home orchard from July to October. Standard pears ripen best off the tree, so pick them while firm and store in a paper bag in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks to complete ripening. In comparison, most Asian pears can be eaten fresh off the tree!

Pear TreesPears are affected by several different diseases such as scab, black rot, bitter rot, leaf spot, and fire blight but the two most common of these diseases are fire blight & leaf spot. Fire blight usually attacks during bloom but can present itself during the growth stage as well. It typically causes blooms to wither & quickly blacken and moves down the plant from the point of infection causing bark to darken & occasionally leak a sap from the infected area. You can begin spraying for fire blight at bloom and continue throughout the summer. If your tree becomes infected, prune off the affected areas and destroy the limbs you removed. Make your cuts 6-8 inches below the dead tissue and be sure to sterilize your pruning shears after each cut.

Pears are of the oldest cultivated fruits in the world dating back over 5,000 years to Chinese farmers. The fruit of legend talked about by Homer in the Odyssey as the "gift of the gods." Pears are not only tasty enough to rave over, but are attractive enough to be the still-life subject of many of the worlds most famous artists. The pear tree has made its long journey through time from Asia to Europe and finally to America where it has been tweaked to perfection.

Willis Orchard Company offers many varieties of grafted pear for your home orchard, including: 3-in-1, 4-in-1, Bartlett, Beurre D'anjou, Bosc, Moonglow, Comice, Fan-Stil, Hood, Improved Kieffer, Orient, Perdue, Pineapple, & Sugar. We also carry the following flowering pear trees for sale: Aristocrat, Bradford, and Cleveland Select.

Pear Trees: Our range of Pear trees for sale has just been updated with even more tempting Pear tree varieties to choose from! A Pear tree is an investment that will bring productive joy for many years. So make sure that when buying Pear trees you buy from the best range of varieties available.

The best pears trees are home grown from your own tree and they are one of the most delectable of tree fruits. Popular commercial pears and tough skinned to avoid bruising during travel to the shop, but as gardeners producing our own dessert fruits, we have the real luxury of picking fully ripe, sweet, juicy, succulent fleshed fruits still warm from the sun. A large dessert Pear is a real treat when properly ripened on the tree.

Pear tree size on maturity is dependent on the way they are grown and there are plenty of options to suit all gardens from fully dwarfing pear trees through to vigoorus larger trees, or those grown against a wall or trellis. Click on the Pear tree buyers guide above to read about the wide choice available.

For harvesting mid October and eating November and December. A most beautiful clear yellow pear, ripening with an orange flush. Outstanding for flavour, the sweet, juicy, tender flesh simply melts away. Compact, upright growth. Pollinate...

A useful new addition to our lists, Cannock is a small pale green-yellow pear which is ready for picking in September and use until December. It has a number of uses, including bottling, stewing and...

A small spreading tree with beautiful red Autumn leaves and moderately sized smooth skinned olive green Pears Maturing from late September, they have a much coveted perfumed soft tender and juicy flesh. Yields well, a...

For picking and storing to eat in December and January. A very reliable cropper that normally makes a smaller tree, with its weak to moderate, rather weeping habit. The blossom is fairly frost resistant and...

For picking and eating in late October/November and keeping into December or longer if stored, but this pear is so delicious there are unlikely to be any left for storing. The fruits are large, golden...

Season October. A very heavy crop from a tree that has good disease resistance. The medium sized fruits are very sweet and juicy for dessert, with an excellent, melting texture. A dual purpose variety that...

A new addition to our lists, Moonglow is a very attractive pear with a bright lemon-yellow skin. Ready for picking in August and use through September, the flavour is similar to Williams with the soft,...

A relatively recent introduction which may be enjoyed throughout November from storage and sometimes longer. Although a fairly compact tree it is heavy cropping, producing large chartreuse fruits partly covered by beautiful golden russet. Scab...

We chose this interesting collection of European and Asian pears for their wonderful fruit quality and because they are among the easiest for backyard gardeners to grow. Select two different European or two different Asian Pear varieties for pollination.

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.

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. Conference is probably the only pear variety that is reliably self-fertile.

Participants must register at, upload at least one photo of each Callery pear tree they cut down, select replacement tree species and a time-slot for pick-up of their replacement tree(s). Free replacement trees will be provided to registered participants at the MDC Central Regional Office, 3500 East Gans Rd. in Columbia.

Native to China, Callery pear trees (Pyrus calleryana) include 26 cultivars which present significant ecological concerns in Missouri. Some of the most common cultivars offered commercially include Aristocrat, Autumn Blaze, Bradford, Capital, Cleveland, Chanticleer, Red-spire, and Whitehouse.

Individual cultivars generally do not produce fertile seeds on their own. However, insect pollination with other cultivars on nearby properties can produce fertile seeds, carried by birds, that sprout and establish wherever they are dispersed. Each year, older trees in urban landscapes produce viable seeds that contribute to growing infestations. Breaking this cycle begins with choosing native alternatives for future plantings and controlling existing invasive populations.

To limit person-to-person contact, participants must register before April 19 and reserve a timeslot for the pick-up event on April 20. To be eligible for a free replacement tree, participants must submit a photo of themselves next to their cut-down Callery pear at

For more information about this event, including a full list of replacement-tree species offered, visit, or contact MoIP Contract Coordinator Tina Casagrand at, or (417) 299-1794.

With the warmth of February into early March, it appears blooming on the trees in east-central Missouri has begun. These early bloomers show colorful buds, yet not all trees have such a strong olfactory response.

Mark Grueber, Community Forester for the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and certified arborist, explains that these trees are not native to the region and have become invasive throughout the Midwest.

The fruit of the Callery pear tree attracts insects and other wildlife. Even migratory birds will feed on the fruit of these trees and spread the seeds over a broad region, thus increasing populations.

Invasive species can be detrimental to native pollinating insects, which are vital in pollinating crops. With rapid growth of the Pear trees, comes a rapid decline of local ecosystems and reducing important native food sources for pollinators and other wildlife.

High popularity of these trees exists in the nursery and landscape industries because of their fast growth, ease of transplanting and pretty spring white flowers. A search for them in the St. Louis area shows how widely available they are and affordable.

In return, they will receive a free, noninvasive tree to plant in its place. Several events around the state take place on April 18 and you must register beforehand. The events are made possible through partnerships with the Missouri Invasive Plant Council, Forest ReLeaf of Missouri, Forrest Keeling Nursery, and MDC. 041b061a72


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