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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.
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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”.
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. 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. We are only selecting the most vigorous standard rootstock to graft onto. 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 6 – 8 (southern states) Fall shipping will be the last Monday in November. Spring shipping will begin again in mid-March on Mondays as temperatures in my area allow.
Shipping to Plant Hardiness zones 3 – 5 (northern states) we will generally ship on Mondays through out the month April as your weather allows for planting.
Dormant bare root trees are to be planted in the fall or spring while trees in your area are still dormant. You can select your ship date at check out. If you are picking up your trees, typically the first week in April is perfect for planting in Pennsylvania. Please Call or message me to make an appointment to pick your trees up.
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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.)
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