The Early Gold Pear is a captivating addition to the landscape, offering not only delicious cold-hardy fruits and self pollinating tendencies (no need to plant a second pear to produce a harvest), but also year-round visual interest. If you’re looking for a fast-growing, disease-resistant fruit tree with vibrant golden pears, this might be the perfect choice for your garden.

What You Need To Know:

  • Lifespan: 40-50 years with proper care
  • Canopy Size and Spread: 25-40 ft tall, 15-25 ft wide
  • Root Characteristics: Moderately deep taproot with some spreading lateral roots. Generally foundation safe when planted at a reasonable distance from structures (at least 15-20 ft from the foundation). Not considered invasive.
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Soil: Prefers moist, well-drained soil. Adapts to a wider range of soil types compared to some pear varieties.
  • Water: Moderate watering, especially during the first growing season and hot, dry periods.
  • Light Preference: Full sun for at least 6 hours a day
  • Hardiness Zone: Zones 2b-7
  • Flower Characteristics: Large, showy white flowers with purple anthers adorn the branches in early spring. They are not particularly fragrant but add to the ornamental value of the tree. Blooms last for approximately 2-3 weeks.

Interesting Facts

  • Self-Fertile: The Early Gold pear can typically produce fruit even if planted alone (uncommon for pears). However, planting another pear variety nearby (within 200 feet) can improve pollination and potentially increase fruit yield
  • Hybrid Vigor: Being a hybrid between two pear species, the Early Gold pear inherits desirable traits from both parents. This results in a faster growth rate and potentially better disease resistance compared to some pure pear varieties.
  • Cold Hardy: Unlike some pears, the Early Gold thrives in zones as cold as zone 2b, making it a great option for colder climates
  • Dual Delight: Enjoy the beauty of large, showy white flowers in spring followed by an abundance of golden pears in early fall. These sweet, juicy pears are perfect for fresh eating, baking, canning, or drying.
  • Easy Care: The Early Gold pear is a relatively low-maintenance tree that thrives with minimal fuss.
  • Compact and Adaptable: This pear tree has a manageable size compared to some varieties, making it suitable for smaller gardens. It’s also known for its good tolerance of various soil conditions.

Interested In Adding This Unique Tree To Your Property?

Contact Edmonton Arborist and our expert tree planting team will bring and install your very own Early Gold Pear!

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