Tree Friend – Pear Tree

Tree Friend – Pear Tree


a) Average expected life of tree, in years, from sprout to death (approx numbers)
• 70 years
b) Years until trees first fruit (ie some trees fruit within a few years, others can take decades)
• 3 – 5 years after planting
c) Season of year when productive tree fruits (ie Summer, Autumn, Winter Spring or combo ie Su/Au)
• late summer
d) Expected or average number years tree expected to fruit for once it begins. (ie year 8 to 20 = 12 yrs)
• over 60 years
e) Country/area of origin
• Caucasus and Anatolia
f) Average annual rainfall in area of origin
• Caucasus (500 – 600 mm)
• Anatolia (approx. 600 mm)
g) Latin name of tree and family
• Pyrus communis
h) Any other products, benefits, useful or interesting facts about of tree:
• wood is good for furniture, veneer, inlay, carving, musical instruments, turned objects, cabinetry
• Good firewood (dense and heavy – > burns slowly and steadily – > produces long lasting heat)
i) Height, width and shape of tree at maturity.
• height: max 20 m (depending on variety)
• width trunk: max 1 m (depending on height)
• width arbour: max 10 m (depending on height)
• Profile shape varies depending on variety: tree crown mostly starts at 2 m height and has either a round shape or a little bit bulbous at the bottom and getting thinner at the top (like a pear fruit)
j) challenges or special requirements, such as needing other varieties in order to fruit
• At least two varieties need to be planted for successful pollination and fruit set as most pear trees are not self-pollinating.
• For good fruit set full sun (in temperate area) and fertile, well-drained soil and good air circulation required

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