Ayers Pear Tree Information

Overview

The deciduous Ayers pear tree is part of the Rosaceae plant family and can reach a height of 30 feet. It blooms during spring in USDA hardiness zones 5 to 9.

Branches

The Ayers pear tree consists of strong, vertical branches that need very little pruning.

Ripening

Don't let your Ayers pears ripen while they're still on the tree. Put them in storage where they can ripen more evenly.

Lighting and Soil

Plant an Ayers tree where it will receive more than six hours of direct sunlight every day. It tolerates heat and humidity and likes growing in fertile, well-drained soil with a pH range of 5.5 to 7.

Flowers and Foliage

The Ayers pear tree produces fragrant pink and white flowers with medium-sized, green leaves.

Diseases and Pests

The Ayers pear tree can suffer from fire blight and is vulnerable to attack from leaf rollers, blister mites, caterpillars, powdery mildew, aphids, die back, scab and scale insects.

References

  • Pyrus communis (Ayers Pear)
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