Highland Pear Tree
For storage pears it’s hard to beat Highland Pear Tree for flavor and productivity. This variety thrives here in the Pacific Northwest, is very vigorous and moderately disease resistant. The fruit is yellow with a slight russet and has an excellent texture. Harvest in early October and let the pears ripen off the tree for incredible flavor that can be enjoyed all winter.
Pear trees are one of the world’s most popular and delicious fruit. Pears grace us with their delicious flavor, sweet, juicy flesh, and attractive form.
Latin Name: Pyrus communis
Site and Soil: European Pears like full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: A dwarfing rootstock for European Pears, OHxF 513 produces trees 10-12 ft. in height.
Pollination Requirements: Highland Pear Tree Pear Tree needs another variety nearby for cross-pollination. Our Asian Pear varieties can also be used as pollinators.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 25°F. or below.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height.
Taste: Sweet, juicy
Fruit Skin: Yellow with slight russet
Fruit Size: Large
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: Early September
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Our European Pear varieties are generally quite disease resistant and easy to grow. Except for occasional problems with Codling Moth, we have not seen significant insect damage on our varieties.
USDA Zone: 4-8