Pear – Flemish Beauty

$90.00

This heirloom pear was introduced to North America in the early 1800s. The attractive large, rounded fruit has creamy-yellow skin blushed red along with firm, creamy-white flavourful flesh. Good for home gardeners in cold areas.  Partially self-fertile; another pear tree nearby is recommended to insure cross-pollination. Tree grows to 3.7 m (12′) with a 3.7-m spread. Hardy to Zone 3.

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Description

Botanical name
Pyrus communis ‘Flemish Beauty’

Family
Rosaceae

Spacing
Tree grows to 3.7 m (12′) with a 3.7-m spread.

Depth
Prepare a hole that is about twice the size of the root mass. 

Requirements
Plant in the winter or early spring in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun in a place with good air circulation.

Pests
Susceptible to scale and fire blight.

Timing
Plant in winter or early spring.

Growing
Water newly-planted trees frequently as they establish in their first spring and summer, and before the onset of drought, when mature trees may need watering too. This is particularly important when the fruit starts to swell. Mulch around the rooting area with a 5-cm (2″) layer of well-rotted manure, in March and early April.

Harvest
September

Season
Perennial