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.
Ayers pears have smooth flesh and a very high sugar content. They should be picked early and allowed to ripen for a few days before eating. The fruits generally ripen from August to September.
The recommended soil range for this tree is sandy loam to loam. It grows well in full sun and has a high tolerance for heat and humidity. The recommended phRange is 5.5 to 7.
Ayers Pear Trees don't require constant pruning, and most varieties are resistant to fire blight. Protections should be provided against caterpillars, blister mites, aphids, dieback, and powdery mildew. The USDA hardiness zone is 5 to 9.
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