There are a wide assortment of Pear Tree Varieties that you can grow in your garden. You can even plant a number of different types of pear trees like round Asian pears and European pears with fruits that come in all kinds of colors, shapes, and sizes.
Pear Tree Varieties
Pineapple Pear Tree (Buy Online) is a fruit bearing tree with a hardy nature and superior attributes. Plant one in a location where it will have at least 6 hours of full sun each day.
Your Pineapple Pear Tree is an all-around great choice for a pear tree that is pretty, provides a terrific harvest, and is easy to grow. It can stand up to a lot of challenges and still put on a good show. Pineapple Pear not only creates a magical spring display of delicate, white flowers from early to late spring but maintains a vibrant, green appearance throughout the summer months.
When July rolls around, your Pineapple Pear tree begins to offer up some of its sumptuous fruit, providing you with a harvest from July to August. Each large pear possess’ green coloring with russet overtones and a slight, scarlet blush. Pineapple Pear is a hard pear, with crisp flesh that is well suited to preserves, pear butter or tasty right off the tree. The flesh has a grainier nature than some, with a flavor that has been described as tangy with hints of pineapple and apple. It’s a unique pear to be sure, and one that will certainly have you planting more trees in order to increase your yield.
Some people use pear trees for ornamental purposes only, but even though Pineapple Pear is considered self-fruitful, you will want to have two varieties to encourage an optimal harvest.
If you’re a pear-lover, or just think pear trees are pretty, Pineapple Pear is a wonderful choice for both beginning gardener and expert. It provides the ornamental features of a pear tree in a hardy variety of tree (that some say is so easy to care for that it’s hard to kill), with a fruit that is unique among pears in flavor. Try a Pineapple Pear tree today and you’ll soon see why it’s such a popular variety.
Shinseiki Pear Tree (Buy Online)is known for its abundance of crisp, super crunchy pears that keep for a long time after harvest. If you love the taste of pear with a crunch that’s similar to an Apple, then this variety is for you.
Our Shinseiki Asian Pear Tree turns out a heavy, early harvest with minimal effort. The tree is easy to grow in Zones 5-9, making it a favorite among property owners looking for a staple fruit tree to cherish for years to come. It hard to beat this easy-to-eat pear plucked straight from the tree during the long days of summer.
You don’t want to miss the beautiful show the Shinseiki Asian Pear presents when it’s laden with oodles of round, yellow-skinned pears. It grows naturally to a lovely conical shape, and each spring, this semi-dwarf becomes laden with beautiful and fragrant flowers. As the pears ripen, you’ll conjure up images of Christmas ornaments hanging from a holiday tree, each of them a delicious “present” waiting to be devoured.
If you prefer a Granny Smith Apple over a Red Delicious, then you’ll be an instant fan of the Shinseiki Asian Pear. The meat of this pear is extra crunchy and super juicy, and the mild, sweet flavor with a touch of acidity is nothing short of sublime. Reach for this pear variety for making fruit salads, crisps, cobblers and slaws, or make them your go-to for homemade preserves. No pear variety keeps longer than the Shinseiki Asian Pear. You can store these pears for months in the refrigerator without sacrificing quality or fresh taste.
Bartlett Pear Tree (Buy Online) is one of the most popular pears in the world. Its origins could go as far back as the late 1400s, making this amazing tree a classic favorite. Its exceptional fruit and overall heartiness makes it a favorite for experienced gardeners and amateurs alike.
Bartlett Pear trees are fast-growing, meaning you won’t have to wait long for your first harvest. The tree also is generally long-lived.
Because it is self-fruitful, you can grow just one and still wind up with a harvest of high-quality pears. But you’ll get a larger harvest if you plant with another tree nearby as a pollination partner.
Clusters of tiny white blossoms emerge from the Bartlett Pear tree during springtime. How exciting to pluck one of the delicious pears from your very own tree.
Bartlett Pears are have a round, bell shape, and a golden-green skin that holds juicy sweetness inside. Its crisp flesh is a favorite to use for cooking and baking.
The Bartlett pear is a beautiful tree with exceptional fruit. The fruit keeps well in storage, and is prized for use in preserves, tarts and other dishes. Of course, it also tastes great right off the tree!
Luscious Pear Tree (Buy Online) produces a medium to small bright yellow pear with a lovely red blush. The fruit is very juicy and scrumptiously sweet.
A vigorous grower that appreciates full sun, this variety is considered a mid-size tree and prefers well-drained soil. It is extremely hardy and can thrive in conditions as low as negative 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep it smaller for smaller yards with an annual summer pruning.
Luscious Pear trees are also disease resistant and resistant to blight. Even if your thumbs are “less than green”, you’ll find it easy to grow and maintain. Expect your Luscious Pear to begin bearing fruit two to three years after planting.
To say that the Luscious Pear is a showstopper is an understatement; this beautiful tree announces the start of the season with huge clusters of snow white flowers to add to your property’s curb appeal. When harvest time arrives each fall, count on it producing oodles of juicy pears, ready to pluck right from the tree.
Fill your fruit bowl on the counter, make fresh jams and jellies, or impress guests with these dessert-quality pears in your favorite recipes, like caramelized pears served with pork roast.
Or delight your family when the smell of a pear crisp baking fills the house. Warm pear crisp will be a perfect finish to a brisk autumn day, setting a harvest mood at dinner time.
Fans of the Bartlett pear will love Luscious Pears, too. The Luscious is similar to the Bartlett but has an even more robust flavor intensity that the whole gang will appreciate.
The Lucious Pear does best with a second tree for cross pollination. As beautiful as they are, you’ll want to plant two to create a stunning focal point.
Warren Pear Tree (Buy Online) has been praised by the likes of Alice Waters, Martha Stewart and Oprah Winfrey as the most delicious pear in the world! We are very proud to offer the highly sought after Warren Pear Tree to our customers this year. This outstanding semi-dwarf pear tree brings a mid-April harvest of sweet, juicy fruit even in areas where pears are traditionally difficult to grow
Originally found in a neglected orchard in Mississippi – not a state associated with pear growing – these hardy trees are resistant to fire-blight and other diseases that so often plague pears in warm winter areas.
The medium sized, yellow fruit has a lively green tint and occasional red blush. The pears are beautiful dangling amid the sturdy upright branches of a mature Warren tree.
If you’ve never grown a pear tree before, give Warren Pear a try. This tree forgives easily and isn’t a diva.
If you’re a pear lover, than you’ll adore the sweet taste and buttery texture of this savory pear variety just as much as Oprah and Martha!
Comice Pear Tree (Buy Online) is an ornamental tree that bears superior fruit. Plant several in the backyard for a small orchard, or just one in front for its natural landscape-enhancing beauty.
Enjoy a seasonal bounty of fresh, delicious pears when you plant our Comice Pear Tree (Pyrus ‘Comice’). Dubbed the ‘Connoisseur’s pear,’ the Comice has been a generational favorite among growers and foodies, beloved for its deliciousness as a fresh-eating pear as well as its delightful culinary potential.
This ornamental pear bears excellent fruit, whether you choose to grow just one out front for its beautiful look or several out back to create your own mini orchard. Buy it for its looks, buy it for an abundant crop you can count on every season, or both.
Comice pears are sweet and juicy with a firm texture that gives you that classic pear “snap” with every bite. The skin of the pear is light green and has a faint rosy blush that lets you know it was picked at the peak of perfection.
The crunch of this pear and the firmness of its flesh makes it ideal for baking, adding to a pear crisp, and for baking pies. Its flesh also makes it a great pear for canning, letting you preserve some of your harvest for enjoyment later on in the year.
The Comice Pear was first introduced in the 1800s in France and quickly sealed its reputation as being the pear to own. The Comice is revered among growers for its low-maintenance requirements and ease of growing.
Adaptable to a range of conditions, this pear tree is easy to love and easy on the eyes too. As winter turns to spring, watch in amazement as the Comice Pear Tree puts on a spectacle for you (and passersby) to enjoy. It comes to life with pristine white blooms that attract butterflies and other pollinators who follow its subtle fragrance instinctively.
The Comice Pear Tree basically takes care of itself once planted. Its upright, vigorous growth is easily maintained with minimal pruning, and its branches are tenaciously strong and stout
Bosc Pear (Buy Online) is one of the best late-season pears to add to your orchard. This fragrant pear is a semi-dwarf that yields excellent fruit late in the season, making it a nice addition to other pears or seasonal fruits that bear fruit early or mid-season.
Plant an upright Bosc Pear in a sunny spot in the backyard or a side yard to enjoy its colorful springtime show of flowers. The lovely display of ripening pears will brighten up your landscape. Once your Bosc Pear begins to bear fruit, September harvest season can’t come soon enough for you.
Bosc is a fast favorite among pear lovers and has been for years, which is why it is one of the world’s most popular pears. This one-of-a-kind pear provides exceptionally delicious flavor and a beautiful presentation, with a long, tapered neck and dark russet skin.
Enjoy the Bosc Pear right off the tree, biting into its crunchy, crispy, juicy flesh for a late harvest treat. The spicy and sweet flavor develops early and is unique to the Bosc.
The flesh of this pear is firmer than other pears, which is why it’s a cook’s choice for baking and dessert-making. Bake it whole, drizzled in glaze, or slice it for a pear crisp that’s out of this world. Fresh eating is also one of the best uses of the Bosc. Try it in green salads and as the perfect complement to gourmet cheese plates.
Bosc Pear is also a great addition to a healthy diet. It is a good source of vitamin C and is loaded with dietary fiber.
When you plant the Bosc Pear, you won’t wait long to start harvesting bushels of healthy, deliciously crisp pears. Fruiting time for this semi-dwarf pear tree is just three to five years. Remember, buying larger container sizes gives you a tremendous head start on fruiting.
D Anjou Pear Tree (Buy Online) is an ornamental tree with exceptional late-ripening fruit. You could plant several in a side yard for a small orchard, or one in sight of a window to enjoy its seasonal display.
D’Anjou pear will be a tantalizing treat for your tastebuds…but not when picked directly from your tree. The secret to this delectable winter pear is to pick it green and place it in storage.
It’s with time that the superb nature of your pear is brought to fruition with a sweet, brisk flavor unlike any other pear you’ll ever taste.
The versatility of your pear will also astound you. Its great picked directly from the tree for use in various dishes before it is fully ripe. It also stores exceedingly well, making it a great choice as a gift for friends and neighbors, or just as a winter treat for your table.
D’Anjou Pear produces a large pear with vibrant, light-green color at its September harvest. Considered a high-producer, you’ll enjoy having plenty of delicious pears to share when the fall harvest begins.
Kieffer Pear (Buy Online) is an ornamental, fruit-bearing tree. Plant one in the front yard for seasonal interest, or start your own small orchard by planting several. They are amazingly easy to grow and will provide you with years of beauty and bounty.
According to old folklore, having a pear tree in your yard is way to draw good luck to your home, and the Kieffer will certainly provide a lucky bounty of fruit for you to enjoy. You can expect that bounty to arrive in late September and continue into October.
There’s nothing quite like the sight of the yellow-green fruit dangling from the tree, ready to be picked and enjoyed.
The flesh is white with a crisp, coarse texture and is delicious eaten right off the tree. Juicy and sweet, the Kieffer Pear is especially prized for its uses in a variety of culinary dishes, including preserves and sauces.
The Kieffer Pear is certainly a sumptuous treat, but also an attractive tree for your yard. Spring brings fragrant flowers in delicate tiny white blossoms, an elegant exhibition of floral perfection for your landscape. Bees and butterflies will love it!
The Orient Pear Tree (Buy Online) is good for cooking as well as having great landscape value as a flowering spring tree. The trees grow huge, as do the fruits.
The Orient pear ripens in August, having the reputation of being the heaviest bearing pear tree. Pears have shiny deep green leaves offering summer shade and are covered with white blossoms in the spring.
Seckel Pear Tree (Buy Online) is a fruit bearing tree that produces a particularly sweet fruit. Plant your Seckel Pear tree where it will be visible year round, as it provides both ornamental features and an impressive harvest. Ornamental pears are often seen in front yards, so a Seckel in your yard will not only provide that popular appeal but grant you a fall treat as well.
Your Seckel Pear Tree is beloved for its incredible fruits that are so sumptuously sweet that they’re sometimes referred to as “sugar pears” or “candy pears”. These honeyed beauties begin their lives in early spring when delicate, white blossoms welcome the new season and will “wow” your neighbors with their pristine artistry.
As spring turns to summer, adorable little pears form, beginning their development as a vibrant green. The pears soon transform to green/golden tones with russet highlights, and eventually take on a lovely, scarlet blush by mid-September. Each diminutive fruit is as alluring as it is delicious.
Seckel Pears may be small, but they make up for their small stature with their incredible flavor. Sweet and luscious, this small pear is often thought of as a dessert pear. Enjoyed fresh, canned or in a variety of culinary delights, Seckel Pears are beloved for their incredibly sweet flavor with delicate, spicy undertones. The fine-grained flesh is an appealing, creamy white with just a hint of sunny-yellow.
Summercrisp Pear Tree (Buy Online)has a great-tasting fruit with a crisp, juicy texture and mildly sweet flavor that is prized for a variety of uses.
These rugged trees were developed at the University of Minnesota, so are quite cold hardy. Summercrisp Pear trees enjoy a well-deserved reputation for reliable annual production. It’s rare to have issues with late winter frosts with this variety.
Summercrisp’s decorative nature is a bonus, too. Use it as an “edible ornamental” tree in Edible Landscaping design plans. It even requires less space due to its slightly smaller stature.
Even the branch structure is superior. Vertical branches rarely need pruning, and that’s a huge benefit for beginning gardeners.
Southern Bartlett Pear (Buy Online) is the #1 pear in the entire world, but especially here in America. It is an easy grower and a prolific fruiter. Unfortunately, this great performance only happens in northern climes. Try growing this great fruit in Louisiana, Alabama or Florida and you get a whole lot of nothing.
The south finally has a pear that lives up to its northern brother with aplomb. The Southern Bartlett (Pyrus ‘Southern Bartlett’) is a beautiful tree that bears delicious fruit despite the heat and humidity. The extra big fruit is drip-down-your-chin juicy. The flesh isn’t hard or mealy either, considering how big the pears are. It is super soft and tender, almost melt-in-your-mouth.
Besides the fruit, it is a fantastic landscape tree with a sweet spreading shape. In places where the seasons are more often marked by the number of tourists coming and going than by the weather changes, Southern Bartlett also offers nice fall leaf color change by turning gorgeously orange about the same time the pumpkin lattes start popping up in the coffee shops.
These early fruiters are known for big fruit and plenty of it! They ripen August through September and pollinate with just about any other pear tree you have.
The 20th Century Pear Tree (Buy Online) is a perfect choice for your backyard orchard. The pears feature a sweet, mild flavor and an in-your-face juicy crunch.
These popular Asian Pear trees produce an abundance of juicy, sweet fruit that keeps for a long time after harvest. With beautiful yellow skin, and translucent flesh, 20th Century is a wonderful addition to your Edible Landscape.
It’s a reliable producer that is self-pollinating. It also works well as a pollinator for other varieties. Of course, as with so many other “self-fruitful” plants, you will get a much larger fruit set with a pollination partner nearby, such as Shineiki.
Fan-Stil™ Pear (Buy Online) offers fruit that is delicious and produces a consistent number of pears!
The Fan-Stil Pear fruit is remarkable, and is one of the most fire-blight resistant pear tree. It’s a smaller tree, so it won’t take up your entire yard!
How do Fan-Stil pears compare to other varieties? These are medium-sized and bright yellow when ripe. They can often blush to red in the right sunny conditions. Their flesh is juicy, crisp, and sweet. This white meat makes the perfect midday snack or as a delightful dessert when poached. You can even add these to your pecan and goat cheese salad for a sweetness that will light up your taste buds.
The Fan-Stil Pear tree grows to the perfect height to make harvest easy with just a fruit picker or ladder in early fall. This variety shows a remarkable resistance to fire blight and requires a lower chill time of about 500 hours. The Fan-Stil Pear grows upright and evenly with shiny deep green leaves.
While not the largest pear variety, this self-fruitful variety produces a bountiful harvest year after year! Many commercial growers have transitioned to the Fan-Stil Pear and have stuck to this tree species since it bears heavily and is easy to care for. This is especially true in the Southern Seaboard area.
And, like other pear trees, this one blooms with delightful white blossoms with a bright floral scent. Pollinators love these fun and fluffy blooms.
Hosui Pear Tree (Buy Online) is a taste test winner, and it’s beloved for its crunchy, delicious flavor. Even kids like the flavor, the texture and the juice!
The beautiful, orb-shaped fruit is held all through the canopy. These are good-looking trees with an upright, spreading growth habit. Hosui is a vigorous variety, and like all fruit trees, can be easily held to any size with summer pruning.
Asian Pears are heavy and the fruit set is quite abundant. You’ll need to thin the blossoms in spring and thin the developing fruit, as well. That way, your mature harvest will reach full-size. The branches should easily support the weight of a properly thinned crop.
You’ll be able to enjoy your whole harvest, as the fruit keeps well for several months in storage. Hosui is an excellent Asian Pear to add to your edible landscape.
Chojuro Pear Tree (Buy Online)has a sweet crunch has just a hint of yummy butterscotch flavor in this heirloom variety. This variety is very productive, and reliably sets fruit for you year after year. It’s a snap to care for, as this dwarf stays manageable in size. The mature fruit even hangs for a long time on the tree, so you can harvest over the course of several weeks.
Watch for the skin to turn golden-brown with a russet overlay. You’ll know they are getting ripe. Don’t let the birds peck at too many of them, before you go out and harvest your share. It’s always a race with the birds, isn’t it?
Chojuro Pear trees have a great look, as well. The summer foliage is lush and luxurious. You’ll be pleased to have the privacy screening!
In fall, the foliage deepens to an outstanding red. This variety can truly be called an ornamental edible.
You’ll enjoy the graceful spread of the branches, and the slightly flattened pears that develop in abundance all through the canopy. Pair it with another Asian Pear or Bartlett Pear as a pollination partner. You’ll enjoy a huge harvest in a few years.
Chojuro Pears are medium to large-sized, and they are packed with juice. They’ll be heavy!
Fair warning, you’ll want to thin the fruit set early in the season. This will help ensure the mature fruit reaches a good size, without breaking the branch.
Once harvest is done, and you’ve had your fill of the tree-ripe fruit, store it for months and months! Chojuro is an excellent keeper.
Red Bartlett Pear Tree (Buy Online)is one of the best pear trees to grow in your own space to enjoy the luscious taste of homegrown fruit. Unlike other European Pear varieties, Red Bartlett fully ripens on the tree. These beautiful, highly pigmented pears are amazing plucked and enjoyed, still warm from the sun.
They are incomparable as a fresh eating pear. The exceptional flesh is juicy, sweet and redolent of the world-famous Bartlett.
And these deciduous trees have several ornamental features.You’ll thrill each spring to the profuse floral display of white blooms.
Young, bell-shaped fruit develops with dark red stripes, and brightens to clear red as they mature. They are beautiful to look at, and their fruity-floral aroma adds to the enjoyment. Eat them fresh, or can them for use later in the year.
Best of all, this vigorous tree is hardy and long-lived. Beginners should take a good look at this variety.
These gorgeous pears taste best fresh from your backyard orchard. Order your Red Bartlett Pear trees today.
Autumn Blaze Pear (Buy Online) is a cultivar with a distinct beautiful rounded, spreading habit that distinguishes it from other pears. It’s also one of the most cold-hardy of Calleryana cultivars, and it has white flowers in spring, dark glossy foliage, and brilliant red fall color. Autumn Blaze’s spectacular crimson fall color defoliates by mid-October, allowing Autumn transplanting.
It prefers moist, well-drained soils of average fertility in full sun, but is adaptable to poor soils, compacted soils, dry soils, and heat.
Its round pome fruit is not ornamentally significant and is covered in russet dots that are olive-brown to tan color. This three season tree (spring flowers, fall color and unique winter habit) is used for a great specimen street tree, excellent for small residential landscapes, a screen, or for mass groupings.
These are the three best reasons for planting Autumn Blaze Pear: in the spring the abundant white blooms cover this Flowering Pear, in the fall the tree is a blaze of red and orange, and last but not least, you can count on its cold hardiness!
Moon Glow Pear Tree (Buy Online) has such a romantic-sounding name because it’s such a beautiful, multi-faceted tree. Not only does it produce incredible fruit, but it offers a lovely spring display as well as being an elegant landscape tree all year round.
The fun begins in the spring when your Moon Glow will burst forth in a profusion of pristine white corymbs of floral perfection. The sweet fragrance of your prolific blooms will drift across your yard and create an irresistible call to the pollinators of your landscape.
In mid-August you’ll get your first taste of nature’s perfection when Moon Glow presents its initial fruit of the season ripe for picking. The large, red-flushed, yellow/green pears are soft, but not mushy with a mild flavor.
Moon Glow is adaptable to a variety of soils and conditions. It needs another pollinator to do well, so you’ll want to consider that when choosing one. It’s blight-resistant and an overall great choice for a pear tree that’s not only an asset to your landscape, but a great source of delicious fruit.
Olympic Pear Tree (Buy Online) produces large harvests of pears that are at the same time crisp and juicy-sweet. This tree is so prolific that fruit often has to be thinned out so it doesn’t weigh down the branches. Once picked, the Olympic Pears hold their flavor and overall quality for up to six months!
The Olympic Pear tree is a vigorous-growing, upright tree will be a welcomed presence in your yard with its dark green, summer leaves and reddish-orange colors for fall. Add its impressive fruit into the mix, and you’ll find Olympic to be one of the best choices you could have made for your home this summer.