The Magness European Pear Tree (Pyrus communis 'Magness') is one of the best on the market. Not only can you eat these pears fresh, but they are fantastic for both cooking or canning. This variety ripens a little later than most, but the fruit is well worth the wait!
The medium-to-large fruit of the Magness European Pear has a slightly tough skin in a lovely bronze with an overlay of red and some russeting and blush when ripe. Highly perfumed and with thicker skin that resists bumps and bruising, this stores well and acts as a great layer of protection against insects!
We recommend picking your Magness European Pears a week or two before they're ripe, then let them ripen in your fridge or on your counter. Be patient, and you will enjoy the soft, juicy fruit that has less grit than most varieties and will literally melt in your mouth.
You will inhale the fragrant pear aroma with each bite. And if you have more than you can use, pop them in the refrigerator where they will last for 1-2 months.
Because the Magness European Pear does not produce enough pollen, so you will need to plant another pear tree nearby, but almost all other varieties of pear will work as a pollinator for a large, delectable crop.
European Pears are beautiful, ornamental trees that also bear superior fruit. Whether you choose to grow just one in your front yard for its bountiful white fragrant blooms and lush green foliage. Try several fruiting pears lining your driveway, and you’ll enjoy year-round accents & luscious fruit.
Plant several as a hedgerow for privacy and property definition, or in the backyard in a home orchard. By planting with multiple Pear varieties, you’ll achieve greater pollination of your Magness!
Great as a lush shade tree over your patio and seating areas, or as a shaded anchor to larger garden beds. These are fantastic anywhere they are planted!
Fruit trees require full sun for the most vigorous growth and best harvest. Provide at least 6 hours of sunlight per day, favoring the drying power of the morning sun. Growing amazingly in USDA growing zones 5 through 9, Magness is highly resistant to fire blight.
Preferring rich, loamy, well-drained soil, Magness isn’t particular on soil type. Be sure to provide a good layer of mulch over your root system for moisture consistency and insulation from heat and cold.
Provide ample water for your young tree while it becomes established, not allowing it to dry out between waterings. Water when fruiting to protect your investment and provide supplemental watering in times of need.
Prune to control your tree’s size, maintain an open canopy for both sunlight and airflow. Head over to our Garden Blog for more Fruit Tree Planting, Fruit Tree Pruning and Fruit Tree Care tips and tricks can be found!
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Nature Hills Nursery sells fruit trees with mature root systems, and will often set fruit in their second or third years.
Pear trees are moderate growth rate plants and can add 12-18 inches and more per year in optimal conditions once they have established.
Pear trees grow best in well-drained, fertile soil in at least 6 hours of full sun per day or more.
All Pyrus varieties have different requirements to set fruit. While a few varieties are self-fertile but will always have a larger harvest with a pollination partner. Magness European (Pyrus communis 'Magness') is not self-fruiting and needs a pollinating partner. Pair with one of these varieties:
No room? Look into High-Density Planting techniques, or choose a semi-dwarf or dwarf fruit tree.
Bareroot Pear trees are best planted in the spring but container-grown Pear trees can be successfully transplanted all throughout the growing season as long as the ground isn’t frozen and they are carefully watered as needed. Check for first and last frost dates for your area with your local County Extension Office.
Magness European pears are typically ready to harvest in late September, early October.
Make your life easier and your yard happier by shopping for Pear trees at NatureHills.com online fruit tree nursery. You’ll find a massive selection of fruit trees for sale, including many lovely Pear tree varieties!
Choose the right tree for your area by first finding your growing zone by entering your zip code in the field above the Plant Highlights section on our product pages. Narrow down your options by plant hardiness zone, sun availability, and size requirements.
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Expect to receive your plants at the appropriate planting time for your growing zone when temperatures are safest.
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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Bower and Branch|
|Botanical Name||Pyrus communis 'Magness'|
|Mature Height||15 - 20 feet|
|Mature Spread||12 - 15 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Harvest Time||Late Season|
|Fruiting Time||4 - 5 Years|
|Pruning Time||Late Winter|