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Item #: Thanksgiving Pear
Availability: Pick-up Only
Thanksgiving pears are a hardy sand pear with a sweet, crisp flavor found at an old homestead along the Alapaha River in Georgia. They ripen in late fall and hold on the tree until Thanksgiving! Disease resistant. Traditional pear shape Fruit is excellent for deer and wildlife, and will bring them in throughout the hunting season. Hardy in Zones 5-9.
Tree Form: Central Leader
Fruit: Yellow/russet (when ripe) ripens Oct-Dec
Wildlife: One of very best trees for deer and wildlife.
Pollination: Self Fertile
Light requirements: Full sun
Soil type: Adapted to upland, wet if only seasonal and well drained or sandy clay or loam; Ph 6.0-7.0
Pruning: Pear trees should be pruned annually in the winter when they are dormant. See Pruning section under "How to plant and grow"
Hardiness Zone: 5-9
Available at farm for pickup: 3-gallon. Please call for prices and availability.