Growing Zones: 4-7 outdoors(hardy down to -20℉) 4-7 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 10-15 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 8-15 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- Botanical Name:
- Pyrus communis
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, AR, CA, ID, LA, WA
Grow Your Own Juicy Dessert Pears!
The Luscious Pear lives up to its name. Like the Bartlett, only sweeter and juicer, the Luscious Pear has become an incredibly popular variety for anyone looking to grow their own pear tree. Cold hardy, easy to care for, and producing a bountiful harvest of delicious pears, you'll love having a Luscious Pear tree in your garden.
So much to do with all those pears! Because the Luscious Pear is so sweet and soft, it gives you plenty of ways to get creative in the kitchen. You'll definitely enjoy eating the ripened fruit, but imagine how impressed your guests will be when you serve them caramelized pears with savory dinners, or how much your family will love the smell of sweet peach cobbler baking in the oven.
The Luscious Pear tree is quite beautiful too. The sweetness of the pears gets a lot of attention, and for good reason, but the Luscious Pear tree itself is stunning. Changing through every season and boasting soothing, enchanting colors, you'll be impressed by how much ornamental value the Luscious Pear tree adds to your yard.
A stunning display from early spring to late autumn. Clusters of large white flowers pop in spring. Their fragrance is undeniable and only adds to the appeal. Then, in autumn, the pears begin to ripen and the leaves turn a bold red to burgundy.
The early autumn harvest is an impressive sight. The medium sized pears, bright yellow with blushes of red will ripen in early September, just as the leaves begin to change from green to red. The display of colors is magnificent and will complement both the evergreens and autumn foliage of your landscape.
The Luscious Pears grow without much effort. The Luscious Pear tree is hardy, durable, and can withstand temperatures down to -50. Not too picky about soil conditions, and tolerant of city air and pollution, your tree will thrive whether you're in the open country or you have an urban landscape.
Be sure to plant two different varieties to get the best results. Pair your Luscious Pear with a Summercrisp or other pear tree to help pollinate and yield a thriving harvest. Growing to a manageable height of 10-15 ft., a couple pear trees will fit right into your garden.
Enjoy your own harvest in just a few years. It takes 3-5 years for your tree to bear fruit, so make sure you order your Luscious Pear tree today, so you can start to enjoy these juicy, sweet pears as soon as possible.
Luscious Pear Tree Pollination
Luscious Pear Trees are not self-fertile. You will need to plant another variety to achieve fruiting.
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Planting & Care
Find a spot in your yard that gets full sun and has well-draining soil. Plant your Luscious Pear tree in a hole twice as wide and nearly as deep as the root's ball. Loosen the root ball and place in hole. Amend soil with compost or peat moss. Make sure the area where to root meets the stem is 2-4 inches above the soil line. When you're done planting, add 3-4" of mulch near the base, but don't mulch around the trunk.
Watering: In your Luscious Pear's younger years, water weekly. If the soil appears moist, you don’t need to do any additional watering. As it matures, the summer rainfall will probably be sufficient. Re-mulch around your tree every Spring to help it retain moisture. If you have a dry summer, give your tree some extra water.
Pruning: Prune dead branches and overcrowded branches in the late winter or early spring before the temperature beings to warm. Try to maintain a balanced, conical shape to your tree's branches for best results.
Pollination: Plant a Summercrisp, Bartlett, Comice, D'Anjou, or Bosc to ensure pollination.
Fire Blight: The Luscious Pear is resistant to fireblight, so there is no disease management to worry about.
Harvesting: The Luscious Pear is easy to harvest. Once the fruit begins to become waxy and lightens in color, it will be ripe enough to pick. Pears have a more appealing texture when the finish ripening off the tree. To harvest, simply push up on your pear and twist in the same motion. Pulling can damage the next season's buds, so it's important to twist the pear off the tree without pulling down. Immediately place your pear in a perforated plastic bag or an open container and then place it in the fridge. When you're ready to ripen it, allow it to sit out at room temperature for a few days.
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Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
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We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of April 29th|
|Zones 5||Week of April 14th|
|Zones 6||Week of April 7th|
|Zones 11||Ships Now!|