Pear trees

Asked January 28, 2018, 7:11 PM EST

Do you need to plant more than one pear tree like you would with apple trees? Also is there a type of pear tree you would recommend for my area?

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2 Responses

Thank you for the question. Pine County resides in USDA growing zone 3b so you will need to choose a variety that grows well for your area. Most varieties require a pear tree of different variety to set fruit well. Here is a link to our publication "Growing pears in the home garden" http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/fruit/pears-in-home-garden/.
You will find a list of pear trees for zones 3 and 4, along with information about being a possible pollinator for other pear trees. It looks like you will be limited in your options. Only Ure and Golden Spice are listed for zone 3 growing conditions but can be used as pollinators for each other.

Thank you for contacting Extension.

Anita-

Thank you! I think we will give it a try!

Katie