Summercrisp Pear Tree

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SKU
6073

Extremely Cold Hardy Summercrisp Pear

  • Early Season
  • Lovely White Flowers in Spring
  • Produces Fruit with a Dramatic Red Blush
  • Delicious, Sweet Fruit Features a Crisp Texture
  • Fresh Eating, Baking and Cooking
  • Fruit Stores for Two Months
  • Gorgeous Fruit Tree
  • Cross Pollinated with European Pear or Asian Pear trees
  • Great for Beginners
  • Extremely Cold Hardy
  • Fireblight Disease Resistant

Enjoy pears starting in summer with the charming Summercrisp Pear (Pyrus communis 'Summer Crisp'). The great-tasting fruit has a crisp, juicy texture and mildly sweet flavor that is prized for a variety of uses.

These rugged trees were developed at the University of Minnesota, so are quite cold hardy. Summercrisp Pear trees enjoy a well-deserved reputation for reliable annual production. It's rare to have issues with late winter frosts with this variety.

Summercrisp’s decorative nature is a bonus, too. Use it as an "edible ornamental" tree in Edible Landscaping design plans. It even requires less space due to its slightly smaller stature.

Even the branch structure is superior. Vertical branches rarely need pruning, and that's a huge benefit for beginning gardeners.

If you love pears, then versatile Summercrisp is a terrific choice. Like growers across the country, let Summercrisp become a favorite in your garden this year.

Order yours today!

How to Use Summercrisp Pear Tree in the Landscape

Live in the city and crave fresh fruit from your own tree? Summercrisp Pear is the answer.

Urban tolerant, this durable tree can be grown for its good looks and for its fruit. Use them in a mulched garden bed as a flowering shade tree "with benefits"; or tuck them into a tiny lot with summer pruning.

It’s so easy to keep fruit trees pruned to any size. All you need to do is spend a few minutes in summer tip pruning back to the height you want.

Try them in a high-density planting with other varieties. Include other European Pears, or try a super-juicy Asian Pear tree for a pollination partner.

Create a hard-working hedgerow along your fence by planting 7 feet apart on center. You’ll measure from the center of one to the center of the next.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Plant Summercrisp Pear trees in full sun for best results. You will also want a spot that has good air circulation.

They prefer well-drained soil types, and do not display a tolerance to standing water. Use a raised bed or mounded planting site to improve drainage, if needed.

Provide your trees with a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. Apply a thick layer of mulch over the root system and spread it out to 3 feet past the canopy. Pull mulch back several inches all around the trunk.

With vertical branching, Summercrisp is a perfect choice for newbie edible plant gardeners. You'll rarely have to prune or sculpt the branches.

Tip prune to control size in summertime, as you like. Remove crossing or broken branches just about any time of year.

Summercrisp fruit is crisp, delicious and beautiful. They'll make a fantastic presentation on the tree, and on a dessert plate. Enjoy homegrown fruit with help from Nature Hills. Order today!

Summercrisp Pear Tree Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take for Summercrisp 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 Summercrisp 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 Summercrisp 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. Summercrisp (Pyrus communis 'Summer Crisp') 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.

When Should Summercrisp 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 Summercrisp Pears

Summercrisp pears are typically ready to harvest in August.

How Do I Find Summercrisp 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 Summercrisp Pear Tree for sale here at NatureHills.com!

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

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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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Summercrisp Pear Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Pyrus communis 'Summer Crisp'
Mature Height Semi-Dwarf: 15 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 18 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Deciduous
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Early Season