$19.95 – $34.95
A grafted pear tree that bears very heavy annual crops of golf ball size to 2’’ pears that drop from January – March. This tree is very vigorous, produces abundant fruit annually, taste at this time of year is like sweet fermented fine wine. Winter Deer pear™ is simply a great winter food source! Winter Deer pear™ tree will reach a mature height of 20’+. Plant hardiness zones 5-8
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The Winter Deer Pear™ is a grafted tree that bears very heavy annual crops of golf ball size to 2’’ pears. This pear tree has a late drop time from January – March. The tree in this picture had been through a very heavy ice storm with zero broken limbs while carrying a very heavy fruit load just prior to the picture being taken. The integrity of this pear holds up very well after being frozen and thawed repeatedly. The Winter Deer pear™ is very vigorous, produces abundant fruit annually, taste at this time of year is like sweet fermented fine wine. Having soft mast laying on top of the snow during winter draws a lot of attention from all wildlife. Winter pear is simply a great winter food source! Hardiness zones 5-8
The Winter Deer 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.
TREE SIZE FOR WINTER DEER PEAR™
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.
PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR WINTER DEER PEAR™
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 Spring shipping will begin again in mid-March on Mondays as temperatures in my area allow and continue until the last Monday in April.
Dormant bare root trees need to be planted in the 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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DROP TIME JANUARY – MARCH
HEAVY ANNUAL FRUIT PRODUCTION
GOOD DISEASE TOLERANCE
VERY EARLY FRUIT PRODUCTION
|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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