How to Grow:
It is best to plant fruit trees after your last spring frost. You can also plant 8 weeks before your first fall frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, Android, and Universal Web App. Dig a hole that is a few inches bigger than your pot the pear tree has come in. Pear trees like loose soil so if you need to, dig wider to loosen soil. Plant your pear trees apart by 15-20 feet in the full sun. Take care to notice what plants are around the area as well, see the companion plant section below. Water your pear tree regularly.
Companion planting is a vital part of organic gardening. Companion plants assist in the growth of others by attracting beneficial insects, repelling pests, or providing nutrients, shade, or support. There are also plants that do not like being next to each other. Some plants get too tall and can provide too much shade for your plant. Sometimes certain plants attract the same pests, so it is important to try and separate these. Herbs are especially great companion plants because they help to repel pests from your other plants!
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Pests can be one of the most difficult challenges you face in the garden. We strive to grow food without the use of pesticide and luckily there are natural solutions for most of these nasty pests! The pests listed below are common pests for pears:
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Pear trees will begin to produce pears within 3-5 years. You will know when pears are fully ripe by the color change from green to yellow. Ripe pears should come off the tree with only a slight twist and pull and still be hard.
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