Parker Pear Tree
Asked July 10, 2017, 11:14 AM EDT
What other cultivar should I plant with a Parker Pear Tree to insure pollination and pear production? Thanks, Laurie
Hennepin County Minnesota
Thank you for the question. Parker pear is somewhat self fertile but will produce a larger, more reliable crop with another pear tree close by. Options for pollination are Summercrisp or Patten, with Summercrisp being preferred due to its resistance to fireblight. Here is our publication on growing pears in the home garden: http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/fruit/pears-in-home-garden/
Thank you for contacting Extension.