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Pear Pyrus spp.

How to sow pear: Transplant bare-root plant

Sun requirement for pear: Plant in Full Sun

Pear has been planted 7 times by Growstuff members.

Pears are fruiting trees or shrubs in the Pyrus genus, in the family Rosaceae. There are approximately 3000 varieties worldwide, and they are commonly divided into two major groups: European and Asian. European Pears are wider at the bottom and taper at the top. Asian Pears are shaped more like apples, and have a different texture and flavor. Most pear species are deciduous, but some in southeast Asia are evergreen. Pears are generally cold-hardy, surviving winter temperatures between -25 to -40°C. In the spring, they produce white (and sometimes, yellow or pink) flowers with 5 petals. Like apples, pears are propagated by grafting the selected variety onto a rootstock. More growing information is available in individual pear species entries.

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Predictions

Perennial

living more than two years

Companions

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pear tree fullt of fruit
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Ollie and the pear tree
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Pear Blossoms
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I'm in Thornbury, in the inner northern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. Our landlords won't let us replace the lawn with a veg garden, so we can only plant in containers. I'm on my usual sprin...

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How to grow pears

Scientific names

Pyrus spp.

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