Stark® Custom Graft® 2-N-1 Pear

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Twice the pears in half the space! Through the miracles of horticultural science, we graft two true-to-parent scions onto one sturdy rootstock, and the result is two pears growing on one tree. Once mature, each tree will provide you with two distinctly different varieties of sweet, juicy pears. Between your pair of pears, you will have all you can handle for luscious fresh-eating, canning, preserves and desserts. No need to plant a separate tree for pollination, they will cross-pollinate one another. For ripening times see individual characteristics.

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Bloom Color White
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Pollination Self-Pollinating
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.


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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Why did you choose this?
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Love both variety of pears
Eric S on Mar 28, 2020
Self pollinating, different kinds of fruit
Kirby P on Mar 18, 2020
Love both variety of pears
Eric S on Mar 28, 2020
Self pollinating
Ed M on Mar 25, 2020
Self pollinating, different kinds of fruit
Kirby P on Mar 18, 2020
love the option
william g on Mar 14, 2020
I'm hoping both varieties are highly fireblight resistant as it is a problem in my area. 2- in- one was an attractive option.
Anne H on Dec 28, 2019
To produce 2 varieties on One tree
Oma on Nov 25, 2019
I ordered this tree in order to save space in my garden.
Ranee on Nov 12, 2019
I have two pear trees now, one put on a lot of pears, the other didn't even bloom. I ordered these to help with pollination.
Brian B on Oct 23, 2019
self-pollinating - can have one tree.
Candi L on Apr 26, 2019
this is a memorial tree for a dear friend that passed away, and loved pears.
bill s on Apr 21, 2019
My wife has been wanting a pear tree. While her sister prefers heirloom. This will give her 2 different types of pears to choice from.
CHRIS P on Apr 2, 2019
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
Self pollinating
Ed M on Mar 25, 2020
love the option
william g on Mar 14, 2020
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 live in zone 6B St Louis, the soil is rather clay, not loamy. Can I still grow Pear and Apple trees? And which ones will be best suitable?
Chris H on Feb 9, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I live in zone 6B, the soil is rather clay too. I bought a barrett pear and Hosui pear in 2017. When planted the trees I dug the holes larger and covered the holes with the mixture of the clay I dug with compose and garden soil. The first year, the trees did quite well, not that good on second year, I thought the trees were not survived the third year. Surprisingly, both trees did well last year and flowered, got about 50 pears from Hosui and 5 from Barett.
My 2N1 pear tree got a severe case of fire blight. I had to prune it severely. Will I have pears on the remaining tree? It did not bloom this year. Any suggestions?
Sarah M on Apr 29, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It's likely your tree didn't bloom as an energy-conserving response to the severe pruning. We strongly recommend using Ferti-Lome to keep the fire blight from doing any more damage and then see what happens next spring. Be sure to remove all fallen leaves, twigs and fruit from under the tree and dispose of it in the trash (vs, composting it). Sanitation is one of the best things you can do to mitigate fire blight.
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.
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.
What do you mean by "chill hours"?
Karen R on Jan 26, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Chill hours are roughly the number of hours between the temperatures of 32-45 degrees Fahrenheit. Fruit trees goes dormant in the cold winter to protect itself from the cold. They need to stay dormant while the weather is freezing and then know how soon after it gets above freezing it can safely start growing. This factor is very important for fruit production and survival rate of the tree.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
What varieties of pears are on this 2n1 tree?
Sydney S on Jan 2, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I don't know, my tree died.
Does this grafted pear tree need 2 trees to bloom/fruit?
John B on Oct 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This tree was designed to be self-pollinating. These two varieties pollinate one another.
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.
I purchased the grafted 2N1 pear tree from you and planted it last fall. It had been doing great but now the edges of the top graft are turning black and some of the leaves are shriveling. Do you have any idea what is going on and how I can correct it? I live in Virginia Beach, VA.
Wayne J on Apr 24, 2020
Where can I get a good pineapple /sand pear ?
Karen W on Mar 18, 2020

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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 years ago
I've had this pear tree now for just over a year and so far it's doing well. No buds this year but I suspect that in the next 2-3 years I should get some fruit on it.
May 13, 2016
over 6 years ago
2N1 pear tree
I live in the middle of Kansas. This tree was healthy when I received it and I planted it right away. It is too young to have blossoms to bear pears. I hope that next year or so it can start to produce. It survived our winter which had a bit more snow than usual. I am zone 6A.
May 7, 2019
over 3 years ago
No life yet.
Planted last fall but not showing any life yet. Hopefully it will grow this year.
June 2, 2016
over 5 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 H Staff
Love my 2N1 Stark Custom Graft Pear tree.
I am very pleased with my 2N1 pear tree.Planted it in the fall of 2016 and it is growing by leaps and bounds. It is about 8 feet tall now and its only May of 2018.
May 13, 2018
over 4 years ago
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 6 years ago
Awesome, 2N1 Grafted Fruit Tree
Received a 2N1 semi dwarf grafted pear tree, and it is doing amazingly well.
I love Stark Brothers trees, I own a few, and plan to purchase more in the coming months to populate my growing food forrest .Write
June 5, 2019
over 3 years ago