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Hardy Pear with Unique Flavor Pineapple Pear Tree!

  • Unique Tangy Pineapple Flavored Fruit!
  • Green Skinned Apple Ripens to Bright Yellow with Russet-Scarlet Blush
  • Hard, Crisp Flesh
  • Gorgeous Display of White Spring Flowers
  • Handsome Green Foliage
  • Great Shape & Modest Size
  • Highly Ornamental Specimen
  • Hardy & Adaptable
  • Easy to Grow
  • Preserves, Butters & Fresh Eating
  • Self-Pollinating but Best with Pollinator Partner
  • July-August Harvest
  • Blight Resistant & Heat Tolerant
  • 150-200 Chill Hours

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!

How to Use Pineapple Pear Tree In The Landscape

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!

#ProPlantTips For Care

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 and you'll soon see why it's such a popular variety.

Buying Options for Plants

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.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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Pineapple Pear Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Pyrus 'Pineapple'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 20 - 25 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 20 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Harvest Time Mid Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 4 - 5 years
When To Prune Late Winter
Fragrant Yes