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Ayers Pear Tree Information

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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.


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


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.

Ayers Pear Tree Information

The Ayers Pear Tree is a member of the Rosaceae family and is found in locations worldwide, though it is traditionally associated with the southern part of the United States. The Ayers Pear tree grows to a height of up to 30 feet, with upright vertical branches. It has medium-sized deciduous leaves and its fruit is yellow with a reddish tint. This tree blooms from early to late spring and has fragrant pink and white flowers. The blooms are partially self-pollinating. They should be picked early and allowed to ripen for a few days before eating. The recommended phRange is 5.5 to 7. Protections should be provided against caterpillars, blister mites, aphids, dieback, and powdery mildew.

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