Plant a pear tree in your yard, and enjoy having your own convenient resource for nutritious, flavorful snacks that are more affordable than those you’ll find at the grocery store. We offer an impressive selection of pear trees, falling into two categories. European pears — what most people think of as “classic” or “traditional” pears — are uniquely shaped fruits that taste best when harvested and allowed to ripen for a few days at room temperature. Asian pears are unique, Eastern-indigenous fruits that feature the juicy white flesh of a classic pear, but with the round shape and crisp, firm texture of an apple; this kind of pear is delicious right off the tree. Either variety produces fruit that is delicious when eaten as a snack, canned or spiced, or making desserts, salads, pear butters and more.
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If you’re new to growing your own, a pear tree is a great start. When asked what fruit tree a first-time grower should choose, our experts always recommend the Starking® Hardy Giant™ Asian Pear Tree because of its low-maintenance nature. In fact, three of our pear trees are listed as “Stark Picks” because of their simple upkeep and ease of growing. If you’re considering planting a pear tree in your backyard, there are a few things to consider to ensure growing success and satisfaction.
Make sure you pick the right size for your space. When our pear trees mature, they will be one of three sizes:
Your climate plays an important role in whether a pear tree will produce fruit or even survive. Before ordering a tree, make sure its recommended hardiness zone range includes your area.
Pollination by a different variety is key to the success of most pear trees. Often, its absence is why trees produce poorly or don’t bear fruit. Some pear trees are self-pollinating, but we still recommend planting another variety in your yard for optimum fruit production. Be sure to check the description of the tree you’re interested in to see which pollinators our experts recommend.
Most of our pear trees will be shipped to you bare-root (without soil) to ensure good contact with your garden soil. These young trees arrive in a dormant (resting) state and will spring to life soon after planting. They are about 3-4' tall with 3/8" or larger trunk diameter when shipped to you. If you would like a head start on growing a pear tree, upgrade to one of our top-grade, robust Stark Supreme Trees®, which are handpicked by our team of experts. They are about 4-5' tall with 5/8" or larger trunk diameter when shipped to you.
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Trees that are shipped without soil to ensure good contact with soil in your yard. When shipped, they are about 3-4' tall with 3/8" or larger trunk diameter. When they mature, they will be one of three sizes*:
Matures to be about 8-10' tall and wide. Provides an abundance of full-size fruit.
Matures to be about 12-15' tall and wide. Gives maximum fruit yield per square foot.
Matures to be about 15-25' tall and 20' wide. A multi-purpose fruit and shade tree.
Top-grade, bare-root trees that give you a head start on growing. When shipped, they are about 4-5' tall with 5/8" or larger trunk diameter.
Trees in bottomless pots that allow some roots to be air pruned, so that a dense mass of productive, feeder roots can grow within the pot to make transplanting easier. Mature sizes vary. When shipped, they are about 1-2' tall.
Top-grade, potted trees chosen to give you a head start on growing. When shipped to you, they are about 3-4' tall.
*Tree sizes may vary by variety. See our Growing Guide for details.
Since 1816, Stark Bro's has promised to please customers with the very best fruit trees and landscaping products, no matter what. It's just that simple. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, let us know within a year of delivery and we will send you a free one-time replacement or refund your full purchase price if you don't want a replacement. To receive your replacement or refund, please call 800.325.4180. This warranty gives you specific rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state.