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Ayers Pear Tree


Ayers is an old Southern heirloom often referred to as the “sugar pear”, originating in Kansas. These pears have high sugar content, making them a delicious mid-summer treat. The fruits are stunning on the tree a rounded shape, with a deep buttery yellow skin, blushed with red.  Ayers can be eaten fresh or cooked, with the same yummy result.

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Easy to grow, it is resistant to fire blight. It’s self-pollinating but bears a significantly larger crop with another variety closely planted. Ayers Pears ripen in late July – early August. Ayers will yield fruit Late July/early August. When your tree matures, it will be approximately 18 - 20' tall x 12 - 13' wide.  

Plant the Ayers Pear tree in full sun in an area with well-draining soil. This European pear requires only 300 chill hours, far fewer than most other pear trees. The Ayers pear is a great choice for Southern Gardens.

Although pears are a great snack for pets because they're high in copper, vitamins C and K, and fiber, deer also love pears: they are sweet, tasty, and crunchy.

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