Pear Tree Facts
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Pear trees are an easy-to-grow fruit tree that is less susceptible to common orchard pests and illnesses. If the fruit is picked early---while still green on the tree---pears keep for several months in storage. Available in standard semi-dwarf and dwarf sizes, pear trees are suitable for any size garden.
Most pear cultivars are self-unfruitful, meaning they need another cultivar to bear fruit. Self-fertile varieties do not require it, but will produce better crops when a matching variety is nearby.
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