What pears to plant
I live on 60 acres south east of Parker, just north of Elizabeth at 6,300 feet. My yard and orchard is on a ridge of old soil, well drained but I have a drip system. What variety of pear should I plant? I want sweet and soft flesh pears, not the green hard and grainy/gritty pears.
What is a good source for good trees of this variety?
Elbert County Colorado trees and shrubs
Good morning!I spoke with our horticulture agent about your question. He shared recommendations for several varieties. They include:Bartlett: Well-known pear with excellent eating quality. Large, yellow, blushing fruit with delicious flavor-juicy and sweet. Needs a pollinator.Kieffer: Large, golden-yellow fruit, juicy and often blushed. Heavy bearer, ripening in Oct. to Nov. Self fertile.Luscious: High-quality dessert dessert pear. Fruit is firm, sweet, juicy, maturing late Spetember. Needs a pollinator.Seckel: Small, sweet, juicy fruit maturing in Spetember. Needs a pollinator.I am also including a link that shares additional information about pear trees. Best of luck!http://www.ext.colostate.edu/ptlk/1205.html