PEARS

(Pyrus communis) We like pears. In theory, they require a lot less pampering than apples. No spraying needed. Just plant and wait. Yippie. That's our kind of fruit. 

  • Pests
    Some rodent had been trying to eat the tender trees; we're not sure if it was a muskrat, beaver, or capybara. We added tree tubes and stopped the gnawing. 
  • Year planted / Source
    11 plants 2018 (Elderflower, now out-of-business) and (Stark)
  • Cultivars
    Starking, Bosc, Comice, Orcas, Honey Sweet, Maxine, Seckel