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Colette Everbearing Pear

Available Spring 2017

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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
My Hardiness Zone ?
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?
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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: I have canned Colette pears for many years. It's my favorite. It holds its shape and texture and isn't mushy.
How resistant is this variety to fire blight? Had another variety that was unfortunately all too susceptible to it.
Scott T on Oct 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If fire blight is a problem in your area, Colette is probably not the best choice. Here is a whole collection of disease-resistant pear trees, which you can also buy individually.

http://www.starkbros.com/products/fruit-trees/pear-trees/disease-resistant-pear-tree-collection

If you need more information, please contact our Customer Support Team at 800.325.4180, we would be glad to help you find an answer.
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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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
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
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
9 months ago
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.
Thanks
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
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
Too early to say much
I planted the first of these only two years ago -- both of them are dwarfs. The year after I planted, the frost took the first bloom, but there was a second bloom without about five pears. The second year, I got about five pears again from the first bloom with no second bloom.

I also have an eight-year old dwarf moonglow which was covered with pears this year.

In a couple of years I will probably have a better idea of how the colettes are doing.
November 2, 2016
Purchased
8 months ago
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