This grafted tree will grow very tall with long weeping branches hanging very full of very large European looking pears that begin dropping pears in mid-November that persist until mid-December. The Advent pear produces heavily and annually with a strong resistance to fireblight.. This tree has extreme vigor and is very precocious producing a lot of fruit at an early age. The fruit of this pear turns very sweet as colder temperatures move in the later half of November and December. Tree size is 4′ – 6′ with 1/2″ diameter. Your option below is the rootstock that your Advent pear will be grafted onto.
The original pear tree is found growing on the Ny/Pa border with long weeping branches laden with large European style pears that begin dropping in mid-November….a few weeks after Kieffer. This late dropping pear will persist and drop until mid-December. It produces a pick-up bed full of 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 Advent pear becomes incredibly sweet as the starches turn to sugars in 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. Your options are in rootstock either Semi dwarf or Standard.
All pear trees will be sold 4-6 feet in height and around 1/2′ in diameter. Your options are in rootstock either Semi dwarf or Standard. These trees are grafted using plant tissue from the original tree and attaching it to the new roots essentially giving you an identical tree of the one you see in the picture and description.
OHxF 97 Rootstock
This is a cloned “semi dwarf” rootstock that produces a tree about 75% to 95% the size of a standard with a mature height of 20′. OHxF 97 produces a tree that is vigorous, productive, and resistant to fireblight and pear decline. It is cold hardy from zones 4-8. It is widely preferred as a deer pear rootstock across the midwest. This rootstock is very adaptable to a range of soil fertility and pH. However, it does best in moist, well drained soil. It is less tolerant of very dry and very wet soils (for these locations try the standard rootstock).
100% Standard Rootstock
A vigorous, standard-sized rootstock (20-30 feet high) that is adaptable to acidic soils, poor soil conditions and fertility. Produces a strong well anchored tree, that performs well in heavy soils and is very tolerant of dry and wetter soil. As a result, it will be good for more marginal areas like wooded food plots, reclaimed land, shale mountain soil, dryer uplands and ridges as well as tolerating more moist soils. I am only selecting the most vigorous standard rootstock to graft onto. Due to the increased vigor, the trees grafted onto this rootstock will run slightly bigger. This rootstock is cold hardy zones 5 – 8.
Plant at least 2 different pear varieties within close proximity to each other to ensure pollination. The varieties of grafted pears I have for sale on this site will blossom and overlap each other giving you excellent pollination. The Danville Kieffer is an excellent pollinator for both Asian and European varieties of pears being sold.
All pears should be planted 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 minimum of 6 hours of sunlight is recommended. Also, recommended tree spacing on either rootstock of at least 20′. Cages of at least 5’ are highly recommended to ensure your deer eat your fruit in a few years and not your trees this year.
Trees can be picked up typically the 1st week in April as weather allows in your area and mine. Please Call or message me to make an appointment to pick your trees up. I will generally begin shipping to Hardiness zone 6 (southern states) and further south the 1st week in April as the weather allows me too. For Hardiness zones 5 and colder I will generally ship the 2nd to 3rd week in April as your weather allows.
For More Information:
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.
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Semi-Dwarf, 100% Standard
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Shipping: Grafted trees will ship in a 72" box. Shipping will go up when you order over 30 trees because of adding a second box. Hardiness zones 6 and south, shipping will typically be the last week in March through the first week in April. Hardiness Zones 5 and north, shipping will generally be the mid to late April as weather allows.
Trees will ship through UPS on Mondays and Tuesdays. You will receive an email notification when your trees ship. When trees arrive, plant as soon as possible. If you cannot, it would be best to heel them into soil or sore in a cool place not allowing roots to freeze.Shipping is based on the number of trees you purchase. Grafted trees can fit approximately 30 trees while our 2-3' trees will fit 70 per box. If TreePro products are the only items you purchase then they will ship as soon as the order is received. If TreePro products are purchased with trees, then they will ship with the trees. Due to the cost of shipping there will be a minimum of 6 products that have to be purchased in order for checkout to occur.