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Colette Everbearing Pear

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Description

Outstanding quality that keeps going. Broad for its kind, this shapely tree repeat-blooms and bears until hard freeze. First crops are of Bartlett size with superior quality, yellow skin, and a light pink blush. Smooth and aromatic, grit-free white flesh is excellent for fresh eating but also retains its flavor when canned. Subsequent fruit is set when other pollinators have finished blooming – a unique trait of its somewhat self-fertile nature. Originates from Illinois, introduced in 1953. Cold hardy. Ripens mid- to late-September through hard freeze. Partially self-pollinating. Best pollinators: Bartlett or Beurre Bosc. See more Recommended Pollinators below.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Yellow
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Mid To Late September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Spicy, Juicy
Texture Fine
Years to Bear 4 - 7
Zone Range 4 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Late bearer of fruit for deer food plot enhancement.
Randall S on Mar 31, 2016
Late bearer of fruit for deer food plot enhancement.
Randall S on Mar 31, 2016
I purchased it previously and loved it.
DON W on Mar 15, 2016
I purchased it previously and loved it.
DON W on Mar 15, 2016
Is this Colette variety good for canning and cooking? Does it retain its flavor well?
Karen H on Mar 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It's an aromatic pear with a rich, spicy flavor, so it should retain that when canned, and it's a firm, grit-free fruit, so it should hold up well when cooked. Unfortunately, I haven't cooked or canned this variety myself, but hopefully someone who has will let us know!
What does partially self-pollinating means?
Beth M on Mar 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Partially self-pollinating implies that the tree can pollinate itself, but it has greater fruit yields when cross-pollinated by another pear variety. Since Colette is an "everbearing" pear tree, it is able to bloom (and set a light, second fruit crop) beyond the time when other pear trees are in flower.

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Colette Overbearing Pears doing well
They are both doing well. I have them planted near my deer blind and I placed a 5' tree tube over them. Each has grown 4' out the top of the tube already. Can't wait to have them start producing in a couple years. Pears that drop all deer season long is a great tree to have! You are the only supplier that I found of these great trees.
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May 16, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Happy so far!
We planted our Colette pear last year and have been very satisfied. We are zone 5 but had a pretty cold winter(-10F) with no ill effects. Also we don't have a pear tree near so we relied on self pollination. We have about a half dozen baby pears started. Seems to be a hardy little tree!
May 24, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Colette Everbearing Pear Review
As I found out over time any bare root tree should initially be placed in a container for planting before even attempting planting it the ground. This has been proven by nurseries. I leave mine in the container from spring to fall and then plant the fruit tree in the ground.
May 16, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing well.
Doing well nice green leaves, healthy so far. No blossoms but lots of new growth.
May 19, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Great tasting pear!
Not only is this a great tasting and hardy pear, but due to the everbearing nature it escapes the damaging late frost! I would definitely recommend this pear.
May 15, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Excellent pear tree
My grandma had this variety of pear tree when I was younger some of the best pears I have ever eaten.very versatile great for fresh eating or canning.they yield very well til the Frost comes not gritty like some of the varietys out there I love them and so do my daughters who are very finicky about the fruits they eat.
May 18, 2016
Purchased
6 months ago
So far so good
We planted the tree last year and it survived the VT winter and is just leafing out (May). So far, so good!
May 12, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
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