Parker Pear Tree
This unique variety produces medium-sized pears that are versatile and good for fresh eating, baking, and storing.
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: Needs another European Pear 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: Yellowish-green with red blush
Fruit Size: Medium
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