Pear tree

Planting a pear tree in Canada, even in the North, is made easy when you get the right variety. Some of our pear trees are cold hardy to zone 2, meaning that they can grow in Saskatoon, Regina, Edmonton, Thunder Bay or Winnipeg without trouble! All of our pear varieties have survived down to -47° Celsius, so if it does not get colder than that in your area, they will be fine in your backyard!

Pear trees have the great quality of being generally insect and disease resistant. It does not mean that there won't be any brown stains on the leaves, but it means that these stains or any other sign of disease will be minimal and won't affect the yield of fruit. We have tried some varieties that were extremely sensitive to fungal disease, like the popular Flemish Beauty. We do not offer this variety for this same reason. We propagate only the trouble-free varieties. Some other varieties are great sellers in garden centers, such as the John pear. John is extremely cold hardy, and this is the reason why it is sold. John is also a huge and attractive fruit. However, we do not offer it. Why? Simply because the taste is so bad that you won't eat any! You can be sure that the varieties we have chosen to propagate are tasty, disease resistant, and cold hardy.

What about harvesting pears? Harvesting pears is tricky because they have to ripen out of the tree. If you leave them to ripen on the tree, they will develop a mealy texture. If you wait a little more, they will be rotting from the inside! As a general rule, as soon as the skin starts to change color (they should still be very hard), harvest them and store them in the fridge for a few days or more. This way, they will keep for a long time. When you want to eat some, take some out of the fridge and let them rippen on the counter for a few days. To know if your pear is ripe enough, apply gentle pressure on the flesh just below the stem. If it is still very hard, it is not ripe yet. If it is soft (but not too much) it is ready!

Some varieties of pear trees are self-fertile, but most of them need a pollinator. Carefully read each description by clicking on Details>> to know what varieties are compatible together.

  • Loma Pear Tree - A Delicious Self-Fertile Pear for Zone 3

    Loma comes from the Saguenay area, the northernmost gardening area in Eastern North America.

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    1-2 Feet$35.00
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  • Julienne

    I discovered it on a property in my own village of Sainte-Julienne  while driving my car. Absolutely delicious.

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  • Lorraine

    Originating from a very productive and self fertile 60-year-old tree.

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    1-2 Feet$35.00
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  • Patten

    Not available this year, sorry. Very large fruits that need to be picked before ripe. Excellent fresh, OK for canning. Ready by the end of September.

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  • Southworth

    Not available this year, sorry. Southworth originates from New York State. It is a vigorous tree, its fruit is tasty, the size of a Bartlett. Its flesh is first firm, but then becomes melting.

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  • Summercrisp

    Not available this year, sorry. Une of the best nordic pear varieties. Tasty, crispy, to be harvested in mid-august. Has some resistance to diseases. The fruit can be kept 2 months long.

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  • Ure

    Ure is an interspecific cross between pyrus ussuriensis and pyrus communis (our usual pear), it was discovered at the Morden research station in Manitoba.

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    1-2 Feet$35.00
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  • Pollinator of Ure

    Not available this year, sorry. This variety in born from a seedling of Ure. Its fruits are similar, but the tree seems to be little bit more hardy than Ure (Ure is already a super-hardy variety)

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  • Siberian Pear tree

    The Ussurian pear tree will polinate Ure pear tree and pollinator of Ure pear tree, but its fruits are not edible (They are not poisonous, they are just not tasty AT ALL)

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  • Krazulya Pear Tree - Developed in Russia - Hardy zone 3a

    Krazulya is Russian for "Beauty" and it is the most flavourful and hardy of all the early ripening pear tree varieties.

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    1-2 Feet$35.00
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  • Golden Spice - A pollinator for Ure

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    1-2 Feet$35.00
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  • anglais

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