Flowering pear - Knowledgebase Question

Elk Grove Village, IL (Zone 5A)
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Question by shwnsha
September 5, 2006
Recently I bought a pear tree from home depot.(cleveland select flowering pear,pyrus calleryana,product no:3029,grown by pirtle nursery TN).The details comes with the tree is about flowers and foliage. Iam looking for a pear tree whih grow fruits.I like to know this tree have fruits?
I would really appreciate if you to get an answer.
Thank you

Answer from NGA
September 5, 2006
Cleveland Select, and other Pyrus calleryana varieties, are grown as ornamental pears and do not bear edible fruits. Since you want a fruit tree rather than an ornamental, I would suggest you consult with your local county extension to find out which fruiting pears grow best in your local area and plant some of those.

In the meantime here is some information about growing pears at home that you may find helpful. You may need to cut and paste the complete url into your browser to make it work correctly.


Good luck with your pear trees!

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