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PlantFiles: Common Pear, European Pear
Pyrus communis 'Hood'

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Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pyrus (PY-russ) (Info)
Species: communis (KOM-yoo-nis) (Info)
Cultivar: Hood

Category:
Edible Fruits and Nuts
Trees

Height:
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:
Deciduous
Good Fall Color

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting
By grafting
By budding
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive cavalrymedic On Jan 2, 2013, cavalrymedic from Newberry, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

Very vigorous tree with startlingly rapid growth. Good red fall color. Limbs tend to grow straight up and require staking and tying to establish good form. Trees is somewhat self fertile as it ages, but will greatly benefit from cross-pollination with other European Pears. Has low chill requirement around 300-500 hours. My tree has suffered from not having any other blooming pear in the area and only set a few pears which the blasted crows stole. This is my quickest growing tree and I love it.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Newberry, Florida



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