Pears yields are best when they are matched with a cross-pollinator. Plant at least two cultivars.
European Pears: Traditional teardrop pear-shaped. Sweet and juicy
Harvest when they are mature but still hard. Ripen at room temperature for the best quality.
Asian Pears: Round and crisp. Sweet, but not juicy. Also called nashi, apple pears, or salad pears. Ripen on the tree and are ready to eat when harvested.
Grows 20 feet tall and 25 feet wide.
Plant at least 20 feet apart
Grow 15 feet tall and wide
Plant at least 15 feet apart
Grow 8-12 feet tall and wide
Plant at least 8 feet apart
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