Pyrus communis or Pear Tree are versatile?trees able to be kept between 3-6 metres tall. Plants are deciduous?and hardy.?Cross pollination is required so planting with another early season pear variety like?’Flordahome’ is?recommended. Vigorous tree, resistant to blight. Subtropical variety Chill 350 hours. Harvest January – February.
The?pears sometimes doesn’t get the?same attention which?other fruits do, yet they are sweet and tasty, and nutritious. Like apple trees, they are long keepers when they are picked still green. If kept in a cool location they will last for months. ‘Hood’ is a large yellowish fruit with white flesh. It is great fresh, sweet with crisp flesh.