It’s easy to grow pears around here if you start with the right varieties for our climate. They put on quite a flower show and have fewer challenges than apples. They can live 200 years. They produce juicy succulent fruit in abundance from mid-August through early October.
It’s best to choose 2 from Column A, and 1 from Column B (see chart here) for best fruit production. All Column B selections are extremely hardy & excellent pollinators. If you only have room for 2, & live in a warmer part of Vermont, stick to the Column A varieties. 2-3 different varieties for pollination. Plant 20-25’ apart.
Small Starter size: 3-4 ft. tall from base of trunk to terminal bud. $75
Medium Field ready: 5-6 ft. tall from base of trunk to terminal bud. $150
Large Bearing age*: 7-8 ft. tall from base of trunk to terminal bud. Heavier branching than medium sized trees. trunk diameter approximately 1 inch. $250