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Pyrus - Pears

Beautiful in bloom, handsome in full leaf, heavy with luscious pears, attractive in fall, picturesque in winter, pear trees are very rewarding additions to the landscape across the seasons. Widely popular for their sweet fruits, they require regular and careful pruning and fruit thinning, but the extra work pays off in bountiful, juicy, homegrown pears.

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Pyrus calleryana 'Bradford' (Callery Pear)

Noted for its three seasons of interest, Pyrus calleryana 'Bradford' (Callery Pear) is an ornamental deciduous tree of pyramidal habit with strongly vertical limbs in youth, becoming broader with age. In early spring, a profusion of five-petaled, creamy white flowers are draped in clusters along the branches. They are truly a sight to behold.

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Pyrus communis 'Anjou' (European Pear)

A high-producer, Pyrus communis 'Anjou' is a multi-purpose cultivar with a profusion of fragrant, creamy white flowers in midseason (mid spring). Draped in clusters along the branches, they are truly a sight to behold. They are followed in the fall by a heavy crop of medium to large, thin-skinned, rounded to short-necked, pale green pears with slight russeting.

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Pyrus communis 'Bartlett' (European Pear)

A long-standing favorite, Pyrus communis 'Bartlett' is a multi-purpose cultivar with a profusion of fragrant, creamy white flowers in early mid-season (early-mid spring). Draped in clusters along the branches, they are truly a sight to behold. They are followed in late summer to early fall by a heavy crop of medium to large, thin-skinned, yellow pears adorned with a short neck.

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Pyrus communis 'Bosc' (European Pear)

Called the 'aristocrat of pears', Pyrus communis 'Bosc' is a multi-purpose cultivar with a profusion of fragrant, creamy white flowers in late midseason (mid spring). Draped in clusters along the branches, they are truly a sight to behold. They are followed in the fall by a heavy crop of medium to large, long-necked, warm cinnamon pears.

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Pyrus communis 'Comice' (European Pear)

Considered to be the best tasting pear, Pyrus communis 'Comice' is a dessert cultivar with a profusion of fragrant, creamy white flowers in mid-season (mid spring). Draped in clusters along the branches, they are truly a sight to behold. They are followed in the fall by a crop of very large, greenish-yellow pears often adorned with a red blush.

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Pyrus communis 'Harrow Sweet' (European Pear)

Noted for its high quality fruit and early production, Pyrus communis 'Harrow Sweet' is a multi-purpose cultivar with a profusion of fragrant, creamy white flowers in early mid-season (early-mid spring). Draped in clusters along the branches, they are truly a sight to behold. They are followed in fall by a heavy crop of medium to large, yellow fruits adorned with a red blush and some russetting.

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Pyrus communis 'Kieffer' (European Pear)

Excellent for both hot and cold climates, Pyrus communis 'Kieffer' is a culinary cultivar with a profusion of fragrant, creamy white flowers in late midseason (mid spring). Draped in clusters along the branches, they are truly a sight to behold. They are followed in the fall by a heavy crop of large, oval-shaped, greenish yellow pears adorned with a red blush.

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Pyrus communis 'Moonglow' (European Pear)

A very heavy bearer, Pyrus communis 'Moonglow' is a multi-purpose cultivar with a profusion of fragrant, creamy white flowers in early mid-season (early-mid spring). Draped in clusters along the branches, they are truly a sight to behold. They are followed in late summer by a heavy crop of large, thin-skinned, yellow pears adorned with a red blush.

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Pyrus communis 'Orient' (European Pear)

A very heavy bearer, Pyrus communis 'Orient' is a multi-purpose cultivar with a profusion of fragrant, creamy white flowers in mid to late season (mid spring). Draped in clusters along the branches, they are truly a sight to behold. They are followed in late summer to early fall by a heavy crop of large, bell-shaped, golden yellow pears with russeting.

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Pyrus communis 'Red Clapp's Favorite' (European Pear)

A productive, shapely pear tree, Pyrus communis 'Red Clapp's Favorite' is a multi-purpose cultivar with a profusion of fragrant, creamy white flowers in mid-season (mid spring). Draped in clusters along the branches, they are truly a sight to behold. They are followed in late summer by a heavy crop of large, golden yellow pears adorned with a red blush.

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Pyrus communis 'Red Sensation Bartlett' (European Pear)

A red-skinned sport of 'Bartlett', Pyrus communis 'Red Sensation Bartlett' is a multi-purpose cultivar with a profusion of fragrant, creamy white flowers in early mid-season (early-mid spring). Draped in clusters along the branches, they are truly a sight to behold. They are followed in early fall by a heavy crop of medium to large, thin-skinned, yellow fruits that blush dark red as they ripen.

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Pyrus pyrifolia 'Chojuro' (Asian Pear)

A popular Asian pear variety, Pyrus pyrifolia 'Chojuro' is a dessert cultivar with a profusion of fragrant, creamy white flowers in early midseason (mid spring). Draped in clusters along the branches, they are truly a sight to behold. They are followed in late summer to early fall by a heavy crop of medium to large, round, golden brown pears.

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Pyrus pyrifolia 'Hosui' (Asian Pear)

A favorite Asian pear variety, Pyrus pyrifolia 'Hosui' is a dessert cultivar with a profusion of fragrant, creamy white flowers in midseason (mid spring). Draped in clusters along the branches, they are truly a sight to behold. They are followed in late summer to early fall by a heavy crop of large, round, golden brown pears.

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Pyrus pyrifolia 'Nijisseiki' (Asian Pear)

One of the most popular Asian pear variety in the United States, Pyrus pyrifolia 'Nijisseiki' or '20th Century' (Asian Pear) is a dessert cultivar with a profusion of fragrant, creamy white flowers in midseason (mid spring). Draped in clusters along the branches, they are truly a sight to behold. They are followed in late summer to early fall by a heavy crop of medium to large, round pears with a smooth yellow skin. Their white flesh is crisp and mildly sweet.

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Pyrus pyrifolia 'Shinseiki' (Asian Pear)

Heavy-bearing and beautiful, Pyrus pyrifolia 'Shinseiki' is a dessert cultivar with a profusion of fragrant, creamy white flowers in early midseason (mid spring). Draped in clusters along the branches, they are truly a sight to behold. They are followed in late summer to early fall by a heavy crop of medium to large, round, thin-skinned, moonlight yellow pears.

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