Wild Pears

Zone: 4-8

Rootstock: None
Specialization: Self Pollinating-Grows with neglect.
Growth Rate: Fast
Crop Abundance: Average
Can Produce In: 3-5 Years

Soil Type: Wide Range

Soil Moisture: Well drained to Dry.

Height at Maturity: 15-25′

 

About Wild Pear:

This Pear was found growing along one of Michigan’s interstate highways. As a wild pear this is probably what growers of cultivars started with. In other words this was one of the original parent pears. The fruit on this tree is about 2″ in size and not very tasty as human consumption goes. This pear is high in fiber and the Whitetails love eating them. Pear trees are a great alternative to apple when whitetail browse makes it impossible to establish apple trees. I’ve noticed that this tree tolerates moist soil much better than apple trees so this might be a good choice for wetter sites. Price this year includes vinyl tree wrap protector.

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