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Stark® Custom Graft® 2-N-1 Pear

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Twice the pears in half the space! Once mature, each tree provides the stark contrast of yellow-green Bartlett pears, which are perfect for all uses, and crimson Red Sensation pears, which are perfect for desserts. Ripens in late August. Self-pollinating.


Bloom Color White
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Late August
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet
Texture Firm
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.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 12 - 15' tall x 8 - 10' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 12 - 15' apart to ensure room for growth.

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.

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.

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
love both varieties of this pear and would be a space saver
Polly K on Aug 17, 2017
Fits small area and produces two varieties - self pollinating
JANET J on Mar 10, 2017
love both varieties of this pear and would be a space saver
Polly K on Aug 17, 2017
Hoping I can get pears from one tree with no need of a pollinator.
John R on Mar 19, 2017
Fits small area and produces two varieties - self pollinating
JANET J on Mar 10, 2017
Pollinator for Asian Pear and two varieties on one tree is a great option
John R on Mar 4, 2017
I have limited space in my yard and I love that I can plant one self-pollinating pear tree instead of needing two, giving me room to plant more fruit trees!
Katie B on Nov 12, 2016
I just ordered today, it fascinate me to see two fruits in one tree... looking forward to it!
fely mae l on Sep 23, 2016
Hoping I can get pears from one tree with no need of a pollinator.
John R on Mar 19, 2017
Pollinator for Asian Pear and two varieties on one tree is a great option
John R on Mar 4, 2017
I planted this tree two years ago, and I am having trouble with the Red Sensation as it is far less vigorous of the two grafts. Basically it looks healthy but does not want to put out any new growth, whereas the Bartlett is very vigorous with multiple new branches each season, please advise what I can do to encourage the Red Sensation to put out new growth?
Laurie S on May 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Pruning does encourage new growth, so even if you prune just a little on the Red Sensation, it will help. Also, it's important to keep the more vigorous variety in balance with the less vigorous variety when you're growing multi-grafted trees. Try not to allow one to "overshadow" the other.
I would love to espalier a 2-in-1 grafted pear tree, but wondering if this would be possible with the graft placements, and being that this is not available in bare root. Has anyone attempted an espalier with this type of 2-in1 grafted tree?
LyndseyBrom on Apr 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If you support the branch from bending at the graft and for a few inches farther, you can bend the branch a few inches out from the graft and tie it to the espalier frame. I would support the branch on both sides, and have the support sticks tied together on the away side of the trunk. It needs to be referenced to the trunk, not to the ground, otherwise the graft would break in the wind.
Can this semi-dwarf tree be grown in a container, moved into a shed in winter? I will prune it carefully to keep it from getting large. Zone 6A Connecticut.
Susan D on Sep 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This is very suitable for container growing, and is zoned for your area. An unheated garage or shed is perfect for overwintering.
Do these produce fruit the two strains at different times, together, or mild overlap?
Steve E on Feb 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Mine hasn't yet produced fruit but the red sensation is essentially a different colored barlett.. So they'll ripen some time in August to early September at about the same times.

Customer Reviews

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Hybrid pear tree
We received a pear tree from Stark Brothers last spring with detailed instructions in when and how to plant it. It thrived last year with many blooms. Even though we had a severe winter, the pear tree came back to life this spring with tombs of leaves and new growth. Every healthy plant. I would order again from them!
May 19, 2016
over 2 years ago
Stark custom-graft 2 in 1 pear
My little pear tree is now in its second summer. It has and is growing well. I planted it near a west-facing solid wooden fence. The tree receives adequate sunlight. The branching that I suppose is the Bartlett is much more vigorous than the Red Sensation but that, too, is healthy looking. This spring one set of blossoms formed on a "Bartlett" branch. Time will tell if chance pollination occurred from a neighbor's tree. Judging from the difference in vigorousness, I will espalier this tree now so that I can control each variety better and because I have limited space. Della
May 7, 2016
over 3 years ago
stark custom graft 2 N 1 pear
This is the first year for my tree, but it is growing like crazy. It was full of blooms. Can't wait to get some fruit from this tree. I know it may take a couple of years, but I am very pleased with it.
May 10, 2016
over 2 years ago
2 n 1 Pear
This is the second Spring season and it is doing well. Very healthy looking and good rapid growth so far. It did have a blossom or two in the early spring.
May 10, 2016
over 2 years ago
No life yet.
Planted last fall but not showing any life yet. Hopefully it will grow this year.
June 2, 2016
over 2 years ago
Response from Stark Bro's
Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear about your trees. Please contact Customer Support at 800-325-4180 for replacement information.
June 7, 2016
Brenda HStaff
2n1 pear
the tree is vigorous and very healthy. it is just starting it's second year growth. both grafts took very well. I am very pleased
May 19, 2016
over 2 years ago
good healthy tree
I bought this tree last summer. It's still young so it hasn't started fruiting yet, but it's growing wonderfully and the trunk is getting very thick
May 10, 2016
over 3 years ago
Arrived in good condition last spring, this year full of new leaves and blossoms, hoping for a bumper crop
May 12, 2016
over 2 years ago
beautiful tree
My tree arrived last winter, dormant. It has leafed out well and is continuing to grow throughout the summer. It appears one variety of pear is on the top and the other variety is on the bottom as the graft is in the middle of the trunk. I'm not sure which variety is which, but the bottom leaves have a purplish/red hue so maybe this is the Red Sensation. The tree has a really beautiful shape and form. It has not produced any blooms yet.
July 20, 2016
Great Tree
Bought it late in the spring last year. Tree is doing well and looks great!!! Can't wait to try them!!!
August 22, 2016
over 2 years ago
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