Pear tree recommendation please

Asked September 18, 2018, 8:03 PM EDT

Several neighbors have pear trees that produce reddish pears. They say they are low maintenance and produce a lot of pears. Can you recommend the type of producing pear tree that works well here in Loveland. Mary

Larimer County Colorado

1 Response

Hi Mary,

Magness, Ayers, Summercrisp and Honey Sweet are all pears that should do well in the northern Front Range. Most pears require cross-pollination and two trees should be planted (of different cultivars); the flowering season on pears is short and they do not have a lot of nectar. Two types will ensure better pollination and fruit production.