Ayer's European Pear
Pyrus communis 'Ayer's'
This old variety is favored in the South as the "sugar" pear because the pulp tastes like candy! Medium sized fruit is yellow with a pronounced red blush.
This tree is fireblight resistant. It blooms early and ripens in September. It has a low chill requirement of approximately 150 hours and has proven to do well in the Pacific Northwest, as well as for our humid Southern growers.
Hardy to USDA Zone: 4
Mature Height: 15' (Semi Dwarf)
Sun: Full Sun
Ripening Time: September
Pollination: Needs a Pollinizer
Semi-Dwarf Rootstock: OHxF87
Read our Pear Growing Guide