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European Pear Trees

European pear trees (Pyrus communis) are stately, fruit-bearing trees. They tend to have an upright growth habit, meaning the branches grow more upward than outward, giving the appearance that the trees are taller than they are wide. These pear trees are a beauty in the landscape, with smooth green leaves and delicate white flowers in the spring, followed by the added benefit of fruit in late summer and fall.

The fruits from these trees are commonly recognized as “classic” or “traditional” pears. They are uniquely-shaped fruits that achieve their best quality of taste and texture when harvested and allowed to ripen off the tree for a few days at room temperature. European pear trees are productive trees when mature, so before long, you will be able to enjoy the fruit fresh, canned, spiced, in desserts, salads, pear butters and more.

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European Pear Trees

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Bare-root Trees

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.

Stark Supreme 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.

EZ Start® Potted Trees

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.

Select EZ Start® Potted Trees

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.