3 Different Pear Tree Types to Consider

A pear tree is not only gorgeous to look at, but the fruits they can produce are delicious. There are several types of pear trees to consider if you want to plant your own.

Asian Pear Tree

An Asian pear tree will give you a wonderful fruit that is almost like a cross between an apple and a pear. These trees have fragrant clusters of white flowers during the spring months. They grow quite narrow, meaning you can plant several trees close to each other without any problems. If you're wanting to start your own orchard, this is a good variety to choose.

Bradford Pear Tree

The Bradford pear tree is gorgeous to look at, but can be problematic for may people. They're hard to maintain, they have shallow root systems and can damage nearby trees and plants with the suckers they produce. While all pear trees produce these suckers, the Bradford pear really likes to produce them! If you are experienced with caring for ornamental trees, a Bradford pear may be a great addition to your yard.

If you are looking for a fruit producing tree that is easy to care for, then steer clear of this one.

Bartlett Pear Tree

The Bartlett pear tree is probably the most-liked pear tree in the states. They are very easy to care for, and produce the pears we are used to seeing in the supermarket. If you keep your Bartlett healthy, it will produce a bountiful crop every year.

When you consider planting any kind of fruit tree you should consider a few things. Are you wanting this for decorative purposes, or do you plan on enjoying the fruit? Pear trees are a wonderful addition to any yard or orchard.