Pear Trees Buyer's Guide

Plant a pear tree in your yard, and delight in having your own convenient resource for nutritious, flavorful snacks that are more affordable than those you’ll find at the grocery store. If you’re new to growing your own fruit, a pear tree is a great start. The pear trees we offer fall into two categories:

  • European Pear Trees produce fruit that is smooth and firm, sweet, juicy with the traditional pear-shape or “pyriform”. These pear trees are native to the more mild regions of Europe, like France, where many cultivated pear varieties are bred.
  • Asian Pear Trees produce unique, Eastern-indigenous fruits that feature the juicy white flesh of a classic pear, but with the round shape and crisp, firm texture of an apple.

Both types of pear tree feature delicate blossoms in the spring and vibrant foliage in the fall, adding seasonal beauty to your landscape. Choose from classic varieties you’re familiar with, like Bartlett and Bosc, or opt for Red-Skinned Variations to add visual appeal from garden to table.

To ensure your growing success and satisfaction, there are a few things to consider when you buy a pear tree.

Zone Compatibility

Your climate plays an important role in whether a pear tree will produce fruit or even survive. Before ordering a tree, make sure its recommended hardiness zone range includes your area.

Proper Pollination

Pollination by a different pear variety is key to the success of most pear trees. Often, its absence is why trees produce poorly or don’t bear fruit. Be sure to check the description of your tree to see which pollinators our experts recommend.

We do grow some Self-Pollinating Pear Trees, but we still recommend planting another pear variety in your yard for optimum fruit production.

Mature Tree Size

Make sure you pick the right size tree for your available space. When our pear trees mature, they will be one of two sizes:

  • Dwarf Pear Trees mature to be about 8-10' tall and 6-7' wide. Even though they are smaller, they produce an abundance of full-size fruit.
  • Standard Pear Trees mature to be about 18-20' tall and 12-13' wide. They are perfect if you want a multi-purpose shade tree.


Survival Guaranteed!

Since 1816, Stark Bro’s has promised to provide customers with the very best fruit trees and plants. It’s just that simple. If your trees or plants do not survive, please let us know within one year of delivery. We will send you a free one-time replacement, with a nominal shipping fee of $9.99. If the item in question is not available, we can issue a one-time credit to your account equaling the original product purchase price or issue you a refund. Read more about our warranty policy.