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Pyrus pyraster is a deciduous plant reaching 3–4 metres in height as medium-sized shrub and 15–20 metres as a tree. Unlike the cultivated form the branches have thorns. The leaves are ovate with serrated margins. The flowers have white petals. The stamens are equal to the length of styles. The flowering period in spring.
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What Are the Lighting Requirements for Pears?
What Are the Lighting Requirements for Pears?
Pears thrive in temperate climates with full sunlight exposure, requiring direct and intense light to fuel photosynthesis for healthy growth and fruit production. Optimal lighting involves 6-8 hours of unfiltered sunlight daily. Adequate light ensures vigorous flowering, essential for crop yield. In non-ideal settings, simulate these conditions using high-output grow lights. Failure to meet these requirements may result in stunted growth and poor fruiting. Light quality is crucial, with a preference for the cooler spectrum to mimic natural conditions.
What Are the Lighting Requirements for Pears?
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How to Propagate Pears?
How to Propagate Pears?
How to Propagate Pears?
Primary propagation methods for pears include grafting, budding, and seed planting. Key factors for success are appropriate rootstock selection for grafting, optimal temperatures (15-20°C), and well-draining soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0. Special considerations involve stratifying seeds for cold treatment and ensuring cuttings are taken from disease-free stock. Propagation can be challenging due to rootstock compatibility and disease management. To propagate by grafting,
  1. select a compatible rootstock,
  2. make a sloping cut on both the scion and rootstock,
  3. join the two at the cut surfaces,
  4. secure with grafting tape,
  5. monitor for growth, and
  6. remove tape once the graft has taken.
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Key Facts About Pears

Attributes of Pears

Water
Drought-tolerant. Allow the soil to dry completely between watering.
Sunlight
Full sun
Tolerance Lighting
Partial sun
Planting Time
Spring, Fall
Ideal Temperature
5 35 ℃
Propagation
Grafting
Planting Time
Spring, Fall

Scientific Classification of Pears

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Types of Pears

Pyrus communis 'Red Sensation Bartlett'
Common pear 'Red Sensation Bartlett'
Common pear 'Red Sensation Bartlett' is a hybrid of the widespread Bartlett Pear (Pyrus communis 'Bartlett') that bears a strikingly dark purple-red fruit, for which it is named. This tree has glossy green leaves from spring onwards, produces attractive white flowers in spring, and a crop of well-flavored pears in the fall.
Pyrus ussuriensis
Chinese pear
Pyrus ussuriensis, also known as the Ussurian pear, Harbin pear, and Manchurian pear, is a species of flowering plant in the family Rosaceae. It is native to Korea, Japan, and the Ussuri River area of far eastern Russia. It has flowers in spring that are slightly pink when budding and then turn white. Buds are dark brown and have an alternating arrangement. The tree grows to a height of about 15 meters (49 ft) and prefers well-drained loam-type soils. It is considered the hardiest of all pears. When planted in milder climates, the trees have been known to be killed by freezes after they begin budding. Many species of birds and mammals feed upon the fruit of this species. Deer, mice, and rabbits are known to damage the trees. Leaves are dark green in spring and summer and turn dark red and gold in autumn. Products made from the fruits may prove more effective than commercial insecticides in killing ticks and mites. The fruits are not the tastiest of pears to humans, but the taste is better after a freeze and the juice tastes better. Crosses of this species with other pears produces tasty pears that grow in climates too cold for most pears. Cultivars include the 'Reli', 'Jinxiang', 'Hongbalixiang', 'Baibalixiang', 'Fuwuxiang', 'Qiuxiang', 'Fuanjianba', 'Longxiang', 'Guanhongxiao', 'Shanli24', 'Wuxiangli', 'Shatangli', 'Manyuanxiang', 'McDermand' , and the Prairie Gem® Flowering Pear (cultivar ‘MorDak’). There are at least 108 compounds in the fruits that affect plant breeding and these show that P. ussuriensis cultivars fall into 4 groups.
Pyrus pashia
Himalayan pear
Pyrus pyraster is a deciduous plant reaching 3–4 metres in height as medium-sized shrub and 15–20 metres as a tree. Unlike the cultivated form the branches have thorns. The leaves are ovate with serrated margins. The flowers have white petals. The stamens are equal to the length of styles. The flowering period in spring.
Pyrus pyrifolia
Asian pear
A deciduous tree about 15 meters high. The leaves are oval with a length of about 12 cm and there are hook-shaped saw blades on the edges. The flowering season is around spring and the flower is made up of five white petals as the leaves unfold. From summer to fall a tan or yellow-green sphere-like fruit with a diameter of 10-18 centimeters that resembles an apple becomes edible. The flesh is white sweet and full of juice. Wild ones (Yamanashi) are about 2 to 3 centimeters in diameter and the flesh is hard and sour.
Pyrus nivalis
Snow pear
Like most pears, its fruit can be eaten raw or cooked; they have a mild sour taste. The plant is very colorful and may grow to a height of up to 10 m and a width of about 8 m. It is a very hardy plant that is able to withstand a small supply of water or very high or low temperatures.
Pyrus communis
Common pear
The common pear is a tree whose fruit is widely popular and grown all over the world. One way this fruit is unique is that it contains hard particles (called stone cells) within in its flesh that provides a gritty feel when eating. Common pear, when properly cared for, can have a life span of 50-75 years.
Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer'
Callery pear 'Chanticleer'
Callery pear 'Chanticleer' (Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer') is a very popular cultivar of Callery pear (Pyrus calleryana) and is often referred to as ‘Cleveland Select,’ ‘Select,’ ‘Stone Hill,’ and ‘Glen’s Form’ as well. 'Chanticleer' is the name of a rooster character in some classic poems and fairy tales. The tree's pyramidal and narrow shape make it a favorite ornamental tree for tight landscaping areas. Callery pear 'Chanticleer' does produce fruits, but they are inedible.
Pyrus salicifolia 'Pendula'
Willow-leaved pear 'Pendula'
Willow-leaved pear 'Pendula' is so-named because of its pronounced drooping or weeping branch structure with leaves that look like a pendulum ("Pendula"). This hybrid received the Royal Horticultural Society's Order of Garden Merit and is a popular ornamental tree both for its silvery-green leaves and its cream-colored flowers, particularly abundant in this hybrid, which blooms in spring.
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Pyrus pyraster is a deciduous plant reaching 3–4 metres in height as medium-sized shrub and 15–20 metres as a tree. Unlike the cultivated form the branches have thorns. The leaves are ovate with serrated margins. The flowers have white petals. The stamens are equal to the length of styles. The flowering period in spring.
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Basic Care Guide

What Are the Lighting Requirements for Pears?
What Are the Lighting Requirements for Pears?
What Are the Lighting Requirements for Pears?
Pears thrive in temperate climates with full sunlight exposure, requiring direct and intense light to fuel photosynthesis for healthy growth and fruit production. Optimal lighting involves 6-8 hours of unfiltered sunlight daily. Adequate light ensures vigorous flowering, essential for crop yield. In non-ideal settings, simulate these conditions using high-output grow lights. Failure to meet these requirements may result in stunted growth and poor fruiting. Light quality is crucial, with a preference for the cooler spectrum to mimic natural conditions.
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Advanced Care Guide

How to Propagate Pears?
How to Propagate Pears?
How to Propagate Pears?
Primary propagation methods for pears include grafting, budding, and seed planting. Key factors for success are appropriate rootstock selection for grafting, optimal temperatures (15-20°C), and well-draining soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0. Special considerations involve stratifying seeds for cold treatment and ensuring cuttings are taken from disease-free stock. Propagation can be challenging due to rootstock compatibility and disease management. To propagate by grafting,
  1. select a compatible rootstock,
  2. make a sloping cut on both the scion and rootstock,
  3. join the two at the cut surfaces,
  4. secure with grafting tape,
  5. monitor for growth, and
  6. remove tape once the graft has taken.
info

How to Grow and Care for Gardenia

Attributes of Pears

Water
Drought-tolerant. Allow the soil to dry completely between watering.
Sunlight
Full sun
Tolerance Lighting
Partial sun
Planting Time
Spring, Fall
Ideal Temperature
5 35 ℃
Propagation
Grafting
Planting Time
Spring, Fall

Scientific Classification of Pears

types

Types of Pears

Pyrus communis 'Red Sensation Bartlett'
Common pear 'Red Sensation Bartlett'
Common pear 'Red Sensation Bartlett' is a hybrid of the widespread Bartlett Pear (Pyrus communis 'Bartlett') that bears a strikingly dark purple-red fruit, for which it is named. This tree has glossy green leaves from spring onwards, produces attractive white flowers in spring, and a crop of well-flavored pears in the fall.
Pyrus ussuriensis
Chinese pear
Pyrus ussuriensis, also known as the Ussurian pear, Harbin pear, and Manchurian pear, is a species of flowering plant in the family Rosaceae. It is native to Korea, Japan, and the Ussuri River area of far eastern Russia. It has flowers in spring that are slightly pink when budding and then turn white. Buds are dark brown and have an alternating arrangement. The tree grows to a height of about 15 meters (49 ft) and prefers well-drained loam-type soils. It is considered the hardiest of all pears. When planted in milder climates, the trees have been known to be killed by freezes after they begin budding. Many species of birds and mammals feed upon the fruit of this species. Deer, mice, and rabbits are known to damage the trees. Leaves are dark green in spring and summer and turn dark red and gold in autumn. Products made from the fruits may prove more effective than commercial insecticides in killing ticks and mites. The fruits are not the tastiest of pears to humans, but the taste is better after a freeze and the juice tastes better. Crosses of this species with other pears produces tasty pears that grow in climates too cold for most pears. Cultivars include the 'Reli', 'Jinxiang', 'Hongbalixiang', 'Baibalixiang', 'Fuwuxiang', 'Qiuxiang', 'Fuanjianba', 'Longxiang', 'Guanhongxiao', 'Shanli24', 'Wuxiangli', 'Shatangli', 'Manyuanxiang', 'McDermand' , and the Prairie Gem® Flowering Pear (cultivar ‘MorDak’). There are at least 108 compounds in the fruits that affect plant breeding and these show that P. ussuriensis cultivars fall into 4 groups.
Pyrus pashia
Himalayan pear
Pyrus pyraster is a deciduous plant reaching 3–4 metres in height as medium-sized shrub and 15–20 metres as a tree. Unlike the cultivated form the branches have thorns. The leaves are ovate with serrated margins. The flowers have white petals. The stamens are equal to the length of styles. The flowering period in spring.
Pyrus pyrifolia
Asian pear
A deciduous tree about 15 meters high. The leaves are oval with a length of about 12 cm and there are hook-shaped saw blades on the edges. The flowering season is around spring and the flower is made up of five white petals as the leaves unfold. From summer to fall a tan or yellow-green sphere-like fruit with a diameter of 10-18 centimeters that resembles an apple becomes edible. The flesh is white sweet and full of juice. Wild ones (Yamanashi) are about 2 to 3 centimeters in diameter and the flesh is hard and sour.
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Potaninia
Potaninia
Potaninia is a diverse group of plants encompassing both ornamental and edible species. This family includes beloved favorites like roses, apples, and strawberries. With their captivating blooms and delicious fruits, Rosales plants have significant garden usage and economic value. They also attract beneficial insects and birds, contributing to the ecological balance. From delicate wildflowers to towering fruit trees, potaninia showcases a wide range of sizes and shapes, making them an enchanting addition to any landscape.
Prinsepia
Prinsepia
Prinsepia bears fruit which looks like a cherry. The various species grow largely in Nepal, India, China, and Bangladesh.
Drymocallis
drymocallis
Gardeners can plant drymocallis around trees to create a wild, woody ground cover. The plants have bright or pale green leaves that may be spiked or lobed, and they grow from kidney-shaped seeds. The flowers are small yellow or white blooms.
Dichotomanthes
Dichotomanthes
The dichotomanthes genus contains the sole species Dichotomanthes tristaniaecarpa, which is a small tree/shrub native to Eastern Asia. This species favors mixed evergreen forest habitats at medium altitudes. It produces late-spring white flowers as well as red fruit cylinders from late summer through fall.
Cliffortia
Cliffortia
Cliffortia is a genus of plants that has been assigned to the rose family, with currently 132 known species. Its species can be found in southern Africa, particularly in the Cape Floristic Region. Cliffortia species are mostly upright shrubs, but some species develop into small trees of up to 5 m high. The stipules have merged with the base of the leaf and form a sheath around the branch. Leaflets may be thin or leathery, broad to needle-shaped, with the margin serrated or entire, and may have a spiny tip. Cliffortia has separate male and female flowers in the leaf axils, which are mostly set individually but sometimes in clusters. One or two achenes may develop in each flower, within the inflating calyx.
Stranvaesia
Stranvaesia
Stranvaesia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Rosaceae.
Crataegus
Hawthorns
Hawthorns produce flowers and fruit, and are important to healthy ecosystems. The edible fruits provide an important food source for mammals and birds, and the branches also offer a safe haven for many animals. The fragrant flowers beckon pollinators, which in turn attract a host of other insect-loving creatures.
Aruncus
Aruncus
Aruncus form a genus consisting of clumping perennial plants. They are most often cultivated as ornamental plants, or to produce beautiful cut or dried flowers. Their fuzzy, cream or white-colored blooms appear in the summer. Aruncus do well in moist areas of gardens or near streams or ponds.
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