Asian Pears For The Backyard Orchard
Asian pears are known by many names, including Japanese
pear, Korean pear, and apple pear. They are sweet
and juicy, taste like a pear because they are a pear,
but are hard and crunchy like an apple. They store
well, and will last for several months when refrigerated.
Asian pears trees are a great choice for planting in
your city or suburban yard.
They are amazingly easy to grow;
much easier than apples. They have many fewer disease
and pest problems than apples which minimizes the need to spray.
The varieties I sell require as little care as possible,
which minimizes chemical spraying. It's
fun picking superior tasting pears from
your yard, especially when you see how expensive
they are in the grocery store.
I have test
grown over 20 different varieties of Asian trees, and have selected the
best of the best to propagate and sell. The fruit must have good flavor,
the trees must be easy to grow, hardy, and have few disease problems. All
our trees are grown at our North West Illinois orchard, near Wisconsin,
where winters reach -30 degrees. You therefore
know they can survive a Chicago winter.
Mature trees can reach 18 feet in height, but can be maintained at under 12 feet
with prunning. Expect your first pears in 2 to 3 years. Choose two varieties
for proper pollination.
Asian Pear Varieties for 2013
3-4 foot trees in 5 gallon containers .........................
3-4 foot bareroot trees when available are............... $45
5 foot and up................................................................... starting at $75
Please call me at 847-673-9175 by
phone or email, to check availability and place your order, and confirm a pick
up time and location. I do not ship. My plants are available by pickup only.
This can be done at my Skokie home, or by special arrangement at the Farmer’s
Market, or my orchard.
For payment, I only accept cash or checks.