Your Pineapple Pear Tree (Pyrus 'Pineapple') is an incredibly unique choice for a Pear Tree that is pretty, provides a terrific harvest, and is easy to grow. It can stand up to a lot of challenges and still put on a good show.
Pineapple Pear not only creates a magical spring display of delicate, white flowers from early to late spring but maintains a vibrant, green appearance throughout the summer months.
When July rolls around, your Pineapple Pear tree begins to offer up some of its sumptuous fruit, providing you with a harvest from July to August. Each large pear possesses green coloring with russet overtones and a slight, scarlet-red blush.
The Pineapple Pear tree produces bushels of hard pears, with crisp flesh that is well suited to preserves, pear butter or tasty right off the tree. The flesh has a grainier nature than some, with a flavor that has been described as tangy with hints of pineapple and apple.
It's a unique pear to be sure!
Some people use pear trees for ornamental purposes only, these are dual-purpose flowering trees with great shade and fantastically unique fruit as well! Reaching a height of nearly 25 feet tall and slightly smaller spread, these shade your patio and garden beds wonderfully!
Add to an existing orchard for better pollination or use as the highlight of your front landscaping beds! The blooms, form, lovely vibrant green foliage and delightful fruit are specimen worthy indeed!
Occasionally considered self-fruitful, it’s best when planted with another pear tree in order to increase your yield through cross-pollination. No room for a second tree? Try this high-density planting trick found in our Garden Blog!
Pineapple Pear Tree, Pyrus communis 'Pineapple', is an ornamental tree that bears unique fruit, with a hardy nature and superior attributes. Plant one in a full sun location where it will have at least 6 hours of direct sun each day. Hardy in USDA hardiness zones 5-9, these are great in southern climates.
Grow Pears in enriched, loamy, slightly acidic soil. Not tolerating soggy conditions, be sure your site has well-drained soil, and provide a thick layer of mulch for moisture retention and insulation from heat and cold. Fire blight resistant and
Prune to keep an open canopy so that both sunlight and airflow reach the interior. Head over to our Garden Blog for more Fruit Tree Planting, Fruit Tree Pruning and Fruit Tree Care tips and tricks can be found!
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 partly drought-tolerant, it’s best to protect your investment by providing supplemental watering in times of need.
If you're a pear-lover, or just think pear trees are pretty, Pineapple Pear is a wonderful choice for both beginning gardeners and experts. It provides the ornamental features of a Pear Tree in a hardy variety (that some say is so easy to care for that it's hard to kill), with a fruit that is unique among other Pears in flavor.
Try a Pineapple Pear tree today from NatureHills.com and you'll soon see why it's such a popular variety.
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. Pineapple (Pyrus 'Pineapple') is self-fruiting and doesn't need a pollinating partner, but will bear more fruit when paired with another pear tree.
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.
Pineapple pears are typically ready to harvest in August.
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.
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 Pineapple Pear Tree for sale here at NatureHills.com!
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|
|#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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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Pyrus 'Pineapple'|
|Mature Height||20 - 25 feet|
|Mature Spread||15 - 20 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Harvest Time||Mid Season|
|Fruiting Time||4 - 5 years|
|Pruning Time||Late Winter|