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Summercrisp Pear (Pyrus 'Summercrisp') at Tagawa Gardens

Summercrisp Pear fruit

Summercrisp Pear fruit

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Summercrisp Pear (Pyrus 'Summercrisp') at Tagawa Gardens

Summercrisp Pear in bloom

Summercrisp Pear in bloom

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Summercrisp Pear (Pyrus 'Summercrisp') at Tagawa Gardens

Summercrisp Pear flowers

Summercrisp Pear flowers

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Height:  15 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Ussurian Pear

Description:

One of the hardiest pears with clouds of showy white flowers in spring, good fall color and a consistent oval form; small firm greenish-red fruit, reasonable quality, good flavor; fallen fruit can be messy, but self-pollinating and resistant to fireblight

Edible Qualities

Summercrisp Pear is a small tree that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. It produces chartreuse oblong pears (which are botanically known as 'pomes') with a red blush and white flesh which are usually ready for picking in late summer. The pears have a sweet taste and a crisp texture.

The pears are most often used in the following ways:

  • Fresh Eating
  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Preserves
  • Canning

Features & Attributes

Summercrisp Pear is clothed in stunning clusters of white flowers with purple anthers along the branches in early spring before the leaves. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy oval leaves turn an outstanding burgundy in the fall. The fruits are showy chartreuse pears with a red blush, which are carried in abundance in late summer. The fruit can be messy if allowed to drop on the lawn or walkways, and may require occasional clean-up.

This is a dense deciduous tree with a shapely oval form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition. This is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds and bees to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Messy
  • Disease

Aside from its primary use as an edible, Summercrisp Pear is sutiable for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade
  • Orchard/Edible Landscaping

Planting & Growing

Summercrisp Pear will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years. This variety requires a different selection of the same species growing nearby in order to set fruit.

This tree is typically grown in a designated area of the yard because of its mature size and spread. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Important Pruning Information

Pears should only be pruned when dormant to reduce the risk of spreading bacterial infection. Fireblight can be a problem on pears. Please consult our nursery staff for more information on management practices.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Shade  Orchard 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Fall Color  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer: Inventory varies seasonally as well as by the hour during busy season. Please call us directly 303-690-4722 or visit us for current availability.


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