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Warren European Pear

Original price $59.99 - Original price $59.99
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$59.99 - $59.99
Current price $59.99
SKU B240

Pyrus communis 'Warren'

Warren is your best friend in the pear department! Adapted throughout most of the nation and among the very best backyard choices, with fruit that is juicy and sweet, a buttery texture, and very good keeping abilities.  Discovered in Hattiesburg, Mississippi by noted horticulturist T. O. Warren, and truly the best choice for Southern growers. Fruits are medium to large, have a teardrop shape and green skin.

Extremely resistant to fireblight, somewhat resistant to cedar trellis rust, and cold hardy. Also known to be low chill - 500 hours or less. Considered a "Universal Pollenizer" as bloom category 2. Needs a pollenizer.

USDA Zone: 5-9

Grow Height:  15' (Semi Dwarf)

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: October

Pollination: Needs a Pollinizer

Semi-Dwarf Rootstock: OHxF87

Read our Pear Growing Guide

Size: Semi-Dwarf (4'-5')


Ask a Question
  • The biggest problem with growing European pears in the Seattle area is pear rust (fungal, orange spots on leaves and flower drop, fruit drop, ultimately tree dies). Are there any European pears which are not susceptible to fungal pear rust; or, what systems for control of fungal pear rust are effective? Thank you.

    You are correct. Gymnosporangium infections (which strike apples, pears, quince, and hawthorn among others) are prevelant in many cities due to the abundance of cedar and juniper used in landscapes. Unfortunatley resistant fruit trees are few and far between, but the good news is that fungicidal sprays like Bonide (copper sulfate) are considered organic, and are effective when used annually. Apply when new growth begins in spring and repeat twice more at two-week intervals. This should provide adequate protection for your tree during the sporification period and prevent disease.

  • Does this pear need to be planted with another like pear or with a different type of pear?

    Another cultivar of European pear is necessary for cross pollination.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Gary D.

Big and symmetrical. Roots looked great and the tree is now showing its leaf buds all around, after 10 from planting. Last year's Gem pear wintered well over a hard one and budding right along. Good stock!

Julia V.S.

Heard great things about the Warren pears so went ahead and ordered one. The tree arrived fine, not huge but healthy. Almost immediately it developed black spots, which turned into black leaves falling off. Almost all the leaves have fallen off, so it doesn’t seem to have much resistance to whatever black fungus or bacteria it has. It hasn’t died yet, but the D’Anjou I got is faring much better so far (also from Raintree). I am going to get some spray to see if it helps, but in dry Colorado weather I was surprised how fast the black stuff started. If it doesn’t make it I won’t try another. A friend of mine got a Luscious Pear and has had no issues, so the Warren might just be ill suited for Denver.