What fruit tree is this?

Asked May 18, 2020, 7:42 AM EDT

Just moved to this house and don’t know what kind of tree this is. Can you help me identify it?

Henrico County Virginia

3 Responses

Thank you for your question.

It looks like it could be an apple. But the picture of the fruit makes it look like it could be deformed. Could you submit a couple other pictures of the fruit from different angle or a picture of a different fruit?


Thanks for the additional pictures. It is a pear tree. Unfortunately, I'm not able to give an idea of the cultivar.

Here is a link to our VCE publication on growing pears in the home garden: https://www.pubs.ext.vt.edu/422/422-017/422-017.html.

We also have a publication on growing fruit in the home garden: https://www.pubs.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/pubs_ext_vt_edu/426/426-841/426-841_pdf.pdf

Our Home and Grounds Pest Management Guide that covers Home Fruits and gives information on fruit diseases, insects and their control can be found here: https://www.pubs.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/pubs_ext_vt_edu/456/456-018/ENTO-336C.pdf . Pears is in the same section as apples, found on page 3-8.