Juicy, aromatic and sweet. This hearty tree produces beautiful yellow pears with a slight blush. Fruit is good for eating fresh or making desserts. Also stores well, lasting 2-3 months in proper refrigeration. Disease-resistant to fireblight and pear scab. Introduced in 2006. Harvest in August. Best pollinators: Red Sensation, Bartlett or Beurre Bosc. See more Recommended Pollinators below.

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Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Yellow
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Ripens/Harvest August
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet To Subacid Flavor; Aromatic, Juicy
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 4 - 6
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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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

The mature size of this variety depends on the version you choose to plant:
Standard 18 - 20' tall x 12 - 13' wide
Semi-Dwarf 12 - 15' tall x 9 - 11' wide

Recommended Spacing

The space needed for this variety to grow depends on the size you plant:
Standard 18 - 20'
Semi-Dwarf 12 - 15'


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 50' for best pollination.

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.

Shipping Information

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Cross pollination
Marina B on May 6, 2021
Looking for more flavor in our pear sauce. Hopefully this variety does the trick
Lee A on Apr 26, 2021
Cross pollination
Marina B on May 6, 2021
Looks good
michael h on May 4, 2021
Looking for more flavor in our pear sauce. Hopefully this variety does the trick
Lee A on Apr 26, 2021
I love pear and I think sunrise pear is sounds yummy and I want to give a try
MAESA L on Apr 14, 2021
Previous copies doing well in central Missouri.
Russell B on Mar 3, 2021
It was a good pollinator with the others and it said they were sweet.
Bryan H on Mar 8, 2020
Firefight resistance
Janine T on Feb 7, 2020
I have had very good luck with other items I have ordered from Stark Bros. and I was looking for another pear tree, a dwarf.
Connie M on Oct 22, 2019
Ronald Z on Sep 13, 2019
Needed a small tree to pollinate my Bartlett pear tree
Felice on Aug 15, 2019
Disease resistant tree and a partner for the bartlett. Good for both eating and deserts.
Chris B on Feb 28, 2019
Fire blight resistance and ripening earlier in growing season.
adam g on Jan 26, 2019
Looks good
michael h on May 4, 2021
I love pear and I think sunrise pear is sounds yummy and I want to give a try
MAESA L on Apr 14, 2021
will Sunrise pollinate with Moonglow?
Tom D on Feb 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: There is enough bloom-time overlap for these two to work as pollination partners.
does Sunrise flower earlier than Bartlett since it harvests earlier?
Jennifer F on Feb 12, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Average date of first bloom is 2 days before Bartlett.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Can I pollinate my Bartlett pear with this tree?
Felice on Aug 15, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can. They bloom at the same time.
will sunrise and Bartlett cross pollinate?
jwags on May 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will.
Will Sunrise pear pollinate with Starking Delicious?
Sara D on Apr 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It will - they are both early bloomers.
Will this tree pollinate/be pollinated by moonglow?
Megan N on Oct 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will. There is enough overlap in the bloom time.

Customer Reviews

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Healthy and large
My order arrived in good condition. I was surprised how healthy and big the tree was. Almost 4 feet tall. It has some leaves on it and the roots are healthy. This EZ potted tree is so much better than bare root. I like it that I can plant it anytime and do not have to wait for spring or fall to plant a fruit tree. I also ordered a gooseberry plant together with this pear tree and that cake way larger and healthier than I expected too. Definitely worth the money.
August 24, 2018
Sunrise Pear
Was pleased with purchase. Followed directions, wrapped trunk last fall & it's healthy & strong this summer. Can't wait for it to bear fruit.
June 13, 2016
over 5 years ago
2nd year, slow growing
This tree arrived healthy and as a whip. This is the 2nd year I have had it and it is growing but very slowly.
May 5, 2019
over 3 years ago
Dead, dead, dead.
In spite of lavishing all the care I apply to my new arrivals, this tree didn't live. It never responded well all summer. Quite a disappointment.
May 9, 2016
over 6 years ago