Magness European Pear
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Beyond Com'pear'! Known as the king of European Pears, Magness Pear is the essence of pure pear flavor. Sweet, perfumed fruit with a delicious buttery texture ripening in your backyard in late summer for a fall feast! This easy to care for and disease-resistant tree produces some hefty sized fruit to fill up an entire pie, and then some! It doesn't mind a little chilly weather and can withstand a tough winter. Magness and all of those sweet-toothed gardeners out there are the perfect pear! Fill your backyard with the joys of an edible landscape with Magness European Pears.
- Hardiness Zone: 4-8
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Named after Dr. John R. Magness, who was a long-time director of the USDA’s apple and pear breeding programs in the 1960s. Its parents are Comice pear and Seckel pear, not a bad pairing.
Magness European Pear is a sterile tree but can be pollinated by European or Asian Pear trees. This hardy tree is disease resistant to fire blight, and due to its thicker skin is less susceptible to insect damage! Think this fruit couldn't get any more delicious? It ripens to perfection while still hanging on the tree, just waiting for you to bite into it!
How to Grow
Plant your Magness European Pear Tree where it can bask in all-day sun and enjoy moderately rich, well-drained soil at its feet. Avoid low-lying areas, where late frosts can zap the early spring blossoms. You’ll need to have another variety of Pear nearby to pollinate the blooms and enable good fruit set. Irrigate using the Elements™ Watering System and feed your tree with Elements™ Fertilizer to ensure that it gets the right amount of moisture and nutrients when it needs them. Proper maintenance is critical in growing Pears to ensure a healthy harvest!
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