Tree Information: Size, Rootstock

Our pear trees for sale include both European and Asian varieties. Moreover our bareroot pear trees are 1-2 years old, 4′-6′ tall, and have an average caliper/diameter of ½”.

In fact, pear trees, except for seedlings, have two parts. The first part is the scion which is above the ground and responsible for the fruit’s characteristics and disease resistance. And secondly, the rootstock, which is under the ground and responsible for the size, cold hardiness, and partly the disease resistance. We grow our pear trees on Betulaefolia (grow standard trees around 20ft), Calleryana (also known as Call, 90-100% of standard size), OHxF97 (70-90% of a standard), OHxF87 and OHxF333 (around 2/3rd of a standard) rootstocks. Learn more about our rootstocks.

pear rootstocks

Homer referred to pears in the Odyssey as the “gift of the gods” and it surely is a gift to grow pear trees. People domesticated pear trees in two places, China and Asia Minor (home of many Armenians) until the Middle East. In fact our collection of pear trees for sale include Asian and European varieties selected for their unique tastes and stories.

If you would like to find the relevant information you need on hardiness zones, pollination, disease resistance, and more, you can see our tree descriptions.

Shipping and pickup

At the start of March, we begin shipping trees based on your chosen shipping date at checkout or if you haven’t selected a date, we ship based on the best time to plant for your region. Learn more about our shipping by visiting our shipping page and for a list of states with restrictions for specific tree types, visit our shipping restrictions page.

If you have selected local pickup, we’ll send you a notification at the end of March to book a pickup date to get your trees. We offer trees for local pickup at our nursery in Ithaca, New York from end of March until May.

We guarantee fruit trees for the first season – learn more here.

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