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Description

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Oh, the memories! You may recall this taste-treat of an heirloom pear from your childhood. Its distinctive pineapple-y flavor is like no other, with a sweet, tropical taste that is simply delectable. The large fruit is yellow with a red blush, and keeps very well. Excellent for canning/cooking. Tree bears a large crop at a young age, and only requires 150 chill hours to complete the fruiting cycle. Self-pollinating. A reliable pollinator for other pear trees as well. Ripens in August.

Characteristics

Fruit Color Yellow
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Ripens/Harvest August
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet
Years to Bear 2 - 3
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 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.

Pollination

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.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow pear trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Our Promise of Satisfaction

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I need a pollinator for a very early blooming pear and was told that this pear might work
monaghan m on Apr 24, 2020
This pineapple pear is kind of a shot in the dark for me. The pear tree That I have currently produces very grainy pears. I know there are better ones out there and I am on a quest.
DOUGLAS R on Feb 9, 2020
I need a pollinator for a very early blooming pear and was told that this pear might work
monaghan m on Apr 24, 2020
Its self pollinating and bears in 2-3 years
virginia g on Feb 19, 2020
This pineapple pear is kind of a shot in the dark for me. The pear tree That I have currently produces very grainy pears. I know there are better ones out there and I am on a quest.
DOUGLAS R on Feb 9, 2020
I don't have one in my orcherd. I do have a lot of antique veraits. One more wont hurt.
Old Coot on Feb 5, 2020
Want a soft large pear not the hard type and this sounds like the one to try.
William T on Feb 2, 2020
Sounds interesting, liked the picture of the pear and it is self pollinating
Michael L on Jan 31, 2020
Its self pollinating and bears in 2-3 years
virginia g on Feb 19, 2020
I don't have one in my orcherd. I do have a lot of antique veraits. One more wont hurt.
Old Coot on Feb 5, 2020
Is this variety Fire Blight resistant? Susceptible to fungal infestation?
Robert K on Jan 31, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. This pear tree is indeed fire blight resistant.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Is this tree resistant to fire blight or other diseases?
Coy C on Jan 31, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. This pear tree is indeed fire blight resistant.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
I have one of these we received when our ground was still frozen so it is in a 25 gallon pot. I can't find the instructions on how tall it will get and how far apart they need to be plated? Help.
Jennifer S on Jul 4, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Depends on the size you ordered. a dwarf will reach 8-10 feet tall and wide and a semi dwarf will be 12-15 feet tall and wide and a standard is going to mature 15-20 feet tall. All need to be spaced according to mature height so if you have a dwarf it needs to be at least 8-10 feet apart from another tree.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Is this a pollinator for Bartlett Pear tree?
Beth N on Feb 3, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Yes. These two will pollinate each other.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Description says 150 chill hours required, yet growing zone is 5 - 8. Which is correct?
Steven B on Feb 2, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. All of the above is correct. This tree a great addition to our pear varieties that are good for the deep south and also cold hardy enough to produce in the north too.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
You say this Pineapple Pear is a good pollinator for other pears. Would it pollinate my Starking Hardy Giant Asian Pear tree?
Connie C on Jan 31, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Yes. These two can be paired together for pollination.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Would this neighbor well with a very large white pine?
Granny on Jan 31, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Pines are not known to cause any issues. Of course, any tree that shades your fruit trees will interfere with their production. So make sure you space it out far enough to get at least 6 hours of sunlight.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
My yard is moist a great deal of the time. No standing water, but often damp for a day or two after a rain. The local water table is a couple of feet down below the surface. Will a raised bed enable this tree to thrive, or will its roots burrow down to the shallow water table and die?
Brian A on Jan 31, 2020

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I ordered this tree (bare root) in December or January. Although it wouldn’t be ready for shipment until a time that Stark Brothers determined it would be safe to plant, and I received my tree in March. The tree arrived in great shape, and when they said it would. I planted it the same day that I got it in the mail. The tree came to life pretty quick and almost 5 months later, the tree is full of leaves and has almost doubled in size. Everything I have ordered from Stark Brothers has been absolutely amazing and I can’t wait for the tree to start providing pears in a few more years. Highly recommended!!
August 2, 2020
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