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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Lower Garden
  • Fruit Garden & Nursery
  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Like other fruit trees require a good deal of maintenance in order to perform well. Many require a chilling period to fully ripen and are good for use in baking and cidermaking.

    Latin Name

    Pyrus communis


    Family

    Rosaceae


    Type of Plant

    Fruit
    Tree

    Bloom Season

    April - April


    Seasons

    Fall
    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 30'
    Max Spread: 25'

    Uses

  • Edible

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Colors


    Native Range

    Eastern Europe and Southwest Asia


    History

    In 1785 Washington received many varieties of pears from his neighbors that had been developed in Europe.


    Other Details

    Polinator
    Grown by Washington

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