Pear and Apple Trees in Maryland

Asked September 16, 2016, 8:41 AM EDT

What varieties of pear and apple trees would grow successfully in Westminster, MD? I read recently that in European countries there is a tradition of planting a pear tree when a girl is born and an apple tree for a boy.

Carroll County Maryland fruit pear apple

1 Response

Pears and Asian pears are generally more successful in Maryland than apples due to insect and disease problems. Recommended cultivars are in the following link. https://extension.umd.edu/sites/default/files/_images/programs/hgic/Publications/HG69_Getting_Starte... The following link discusses apple and pear care. https://extension.umd.edu/growit/fruit-profiles/apples vw