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This grafted pear tree will grow very tall with long weeping branches hanging very full of very large sweet European style pears. They begin dropping in very late October and continue in through November into early December. The Sweet Advent™ pear tree produces heavily and annually with a strong resistance to fireblight and many pear diseases. This tree has extreme vigor and is very precocious producing a lot of fruit at an early age, Sweet Advent is tip bearing as well as spur bearing (this tree is over bearing of fruit please remove fruit from young trees and keep the central leader free of fruit). Sweet Advent™ pear is the best pear tree I have ever grown for wildlife.
The fruit of this pear tree is also is very edible to humans as well as deer. The Sweet Advent pear™ taste great when picked off the tree in early November, as colder weather moves in the sugar content in this pear goes extremely high (sugar content is to high for human consumption as freezing and thawing takes place). This process that takes place in early to mid-November and will make this tree irresistible to all wildlife and be a favorite to the local deer. Sweet Advent™ pear will reach a mature height of 20’+. For a video of Sweet Advent pear™ click here.
The original Sweet Advent pear™ tree is found growing on the Ny/Pa border with long weeping branches laden with large European style pears that begin dropping in November….a few weeks after Kieffer. This late season dropping pear will persist and drop until mid-December. It produces a pick-up bed full of late pears annually. It has never been sprayed and has never exhibited signs of fireblight. This tree will typically begin producing the 2 years after planting depending on soil fertility.
The Sweet Advent pear™ becomes incredibly sweet as the starches turn to sugars in early to mid-November making this late dropping pear highly desirable for deer and bear this tree resides in the middle of bear country. I have witnessed many of broken limbs on this wild tree from the bears, yet the extreme vigor in this tree allows it to bounce back and continue to produce heavy annual crops.
In all my years of observing this tree has never failed to produce fruit even though it is in the very bottom of a creek valley (a very likely spot for a frost pocket). Because It has survived a winter low of -24 °F that would make it cold hardy to zone 4. However, I’m conservatively listing it for zones 5-8.
The Sweet Advent Pear™ is made by using plant tissue from the original tree and attaching it to the new roots. This is essentially giving you an identical tree of the one you see in the picture and description.
2-3′ ( 3/8” dia.) These trees will have a good root system. They will be whips around 3′ high with a trunk diameter of 3/8”.
3-5′ ( 1/2” dia.) These trees will have a good root system with some possible branching but will mainly be whips. They will range in height between 3′ to 5′ with a trunk diameter of around a 1/2”.
4-6′ (+ 1/2” dia.) These trees will have an extensive root system and typically having multiple branches but many will be solid whips. They will range in height between 4′ and 6′ with a trunk diameter of 1/2” to 3/4”.
2-yr 4-6′ (5/8”-3/4” dia.) These two-year-old trees will have an extensive root system and will have multiple branches with a diameter of 5/8” and greater. We will be pruning the trees back to a shipping height of 66” with the roots shipping. Our largest box is 66″x 14″x 15″ and will hold 15 of the 2-yr trees. Free local pick-up is open to the surrounding states of Pennsylvania. If you pick your trees up, you will receive a tree in that 6 – 7′ range. For larger orders and traveling from beyond bordering states, contact us at Ryan@bluehillwildlifenursery.com.
Sweet Advent pear grafted to a vigorous, standard-sized rootstock that will reach a mature height of 20′-30′. This will give you more fruit on the tree and take up less real estate. This root is adaptable to acidic soils, poor soil conditions, sandy soils, and soil with low fertility. As a result, it will be suitable for more marginal areas that were wooded and are now food plots, reclaimed land, shale mountain soil, dryer uplands, and sandy soils. Obviously, with that said, this rootstock will perform exceptionally well when planted in appropriate ph and nutrient-rich soils!
You should perform a soil test and make the correct amendments to your soil for optimal growth and fruit production, as low fertility will cause a delay in fruit production. The roots will anchor well, producing a solid and drought-tolerant tree because of the deep “real roots”. We are only grafting onto the most vigorous standard rootstock. This rootstock is cold, hardy zones 4b – 8.
Plant at least 2 different pear varieties within close proximity to each other to ensure pollination. The varieties of grafted pears we have for sale will blossom and overlap each other giving you excellent pollination. The Danville Kieffer pear tree is an excellent pollinator for both Asian and European varieties of pears.
Plant all pear trees in moist, well drained soil with a soil ph between 5.5 – 7.2 with adequate nutrient levels for optimal growth. The above soil conditions will provide the most growth and fruit production. Pears are one fruit tree which will also tolerate acidic soils with poor fertility. A fruit tree requires at least 6 hours of sunlight for fruit production and growth. Space trees 20′ apart and use cages of at least 5’ to protect your trees. This will ensure your deer eat your fruit in a few years and not your trees this year.
Shipping to Plant Hardiness zones 2 – 8 will begin again in mid-March on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays (you select your ship date) and continue until the last Monday in April. Dormant bare-root trees must be planted in the spring, while trees in your area remain dormant. You can select your ship date as you checkout on the website. If you are picking up your trees, typically, the last week in March or the first week in April is perfect for planting in Pennsylvania. We have opened up the free local pick-up to the surrounding states as it could be more cost-effective if you order more than 30 trees. You can select your pick-up date on the website as you checkout. Please call or message us to make an appointment to pick up your trees if you can not make the date you selected.
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LATE DROPPING PEAR NOVEMBER/DECEMBER
HEAVY ANNUAL FRUIT PRODUCTION
GOOD DISEASE TOLLERANCE
EARLY FRUIT PRODUCTION Can be seen in this photo as even the very young wood on the tips of the branches is holding very large pears.
|Dimensions||58 × 2.30 × 2.30 in|
2-3' (3/8' dia.), 3-5' (1/2'' dia.), 4-6' (+1/2'' dia.), 2-yr old 4-6' (+5/8''dia.)
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