Orient Pear Tree

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Productive Tree, Huge Fruit Orient Pear Tree

  • One of the Heaviest Producing Pear Trees!
  • Smooth & Shiny Round Fruit
  • Wonderful Yellow Skin
  • Spectacular White Spring Bloom
  • Mild Sweet Flavor & Smooth Texture
  • Great for Cooking, Eaten Fresh, Canning
  • Shiny Vibrant-Green Foliage
  • Golden-Yellow & Bronzy Fall Foliage
  • Smaller Sized Tree
  • August Harvest
  • Easy to Grow!
  • Recommended Pollinators: Barlett & Kieffer
  • Spot & Blight Resistant
  • 300-400 Chill Hours

Golden yellow orbs dangle from this glossy-leafed tree, making the Orient Pear (Pyrus 'Orient') such a sight to behold! Having great landscape value as a spring Flowering tree, it's also a beautiful shade tree and provides fall color and winter interest as well!

Covered with white blossoms in the spring, the fragrant blooms attract a host of pollinators. Ushering in spring with incredible beauty! Pears have deep-green leaves offering summer shade with their glossy leaves, lightly toothed edges and pleasing oval form in the landscape!

This Pear variety grows vigorously! Golden-yellow when ripe, these round fruits are smooth, thick-skinned and shiny, making them look like gilded ornaments! The white, creamy flesh is smooth with a mild and sweet flavor!

The Orient pear ripens in August, having the reputation of being the heaviest bearing Pear Trees, it also produces large-sized fruit! That just means more for you and your family (and friends, and maybe a neighbor or two if you like them enough).

You’ll certainly have enough to try in all your favorite recipes. A fantastic pear for cooking, sliced fresh into your fruit salad or onto your breakfast cereal, add to a charcuterie board for a divine addition to compliment a fancy goat cheese and nut platter!

Cook into pastries and tarts, Orient Pear is also great for creating delicious jellies, canning, pear butter or spiced pears!

Fall brings more color displays to your garden as the foliage takes on a golden and bronze appearance before dropping the leaves in winter to display the handsome bark and branching structure!

How to Use Orient Pear Tree In The Landscape

Forming a handsome oval form at maturity, these are fantastic ornamental trees that provide so much more for your landscape throughout the year than just fruit, however delectable it is! Providing shade all summer, you’ll enjoy basking beneath the lush foliage in a lawn chair or laying a blanket out beneath the gorgeous spring blooms!

Sized to perfectly fit into any sized yard or home orchard, you can prune these smaller yet to shade patios and seating areas, anchor larger garden beds and tuck into existing landscape designs or home orchard!

Orient does best with a pollinator partner such as Bartlett or Kieffer or other European Pear. Plant in a row with its pollinator trees for larger harvests, or with other fruit trees to create a hedgerow that provides luscious fruit while also creating great privacy and screening!

#ProPlantTips For Care

With resistance to Fire Blight and Leaf Spot, these are very easy to grow trees and hardy in USDA growing zones 5 through 8! Full sun is needed for optimal health and vigor of your tree, providing at least six hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day, favoring the morning sun.

Best in deep, fertile, sandy loam, well-drained soils, Pears will grow on many soil types as long as good drainage is provided. A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill.

Provide ample water for your young tree while it becomes established, not allowing it to dry out between waterings. Then reduce your watering to moderate, yet consistent moisture during the heat of summer and when fruiting. While somewhat drought-tolerant, it's best to protect your investment by providing supplemental watering in times of need.

For best results, fertilize your tree regularly with Dr. Earth Fruit Tree Fertilizer or a good organic, slow-release fertilizer. Add Nature Hills Root Booster while planting for a life-long symbiotic relationship with the tiny feeder roots.

Situate in an area that is protected from frost pockets and with good air circulation. Prune to keep an open canopy so that both sunlight and airflow reach the interior. Head over to our Garden Blog where more Fruit Tree Planting, Fruit Tree Pruning and Fruit Tree Care tips and tricks can be found!

Orient Pear Tree Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take for Orient Pear Trees to bear fruit?

Nature Hills Nursery sells fruit trees with mature root systems, and will often set fruit in their second or third years.

How Fast Do Orient Pear Trees Grow?

Pear trees are moderate growth rate plants and can add 12-18 inches and more per year in optimal conditions once they have established.

Where do Orient Pear Trees Grow Best?

Pear trees grow best in well-drained, fertile soil in at least 6 hours of full sun per day or more.

Do You Need 2 Pear Trees to Produce Fruit?

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. Orient (Pyrus 'Orient') 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.

When Should Orient Pear Trees be Planted?

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.

Harvest Times for Orient Pears

Orient pears are typically ready to harvest in late August, aarly September.

How Do I Find Orient Pear Trees for Sale Near Me?

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.

Place your order, knowing it’s backed by the Nature Hills Nursery product guarantee and protected by Plant Sentry™, which helps ensure regulated plant materials aren’t sent to prohibited areas.

Expect to receive your plants at the appropriate planting time for your growing zone when temperatures are safest.

What shipping options do you offer?

NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won’ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Orient Pear Tree for sale here at NatureHills.com!

Order this 4-season wonder for incredible year-round beauty this year by ordering yourself an Orient Pear Tree and receive something so much better than just a boring old fruit tree! Head over to NatureHills.com today before they’re gone!

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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.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

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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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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Orient Pear Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Pyrus 'Orient'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 12 - 18 feet
Mature Spread 12 - 18 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely adaptable
Moisture Average
Growth Rate Medium
Fall Color Yellow
Harvest Time Late Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 years
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes