Ayers Sugar Pear


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The Original Southern Sugar Pear, dripping sweet in the August heat. Introduced by the Tennessee Agricultural Experiment Station in 1954 as a cross of Garber x Anjou. Ayers combines exceptional disease resistance and reliability with extra-heavy yields of sugary-sweet dessert pears. Pears mature early to a medium size with bright yellow, flushed pink skin and contain buttery, melting, extra-sweet sub-acid flesh with virtually no grit. Great performance for Southern/Mid-Atlantic growers, yet also extremely cold hardy, succeeding in Danville, Vermont.  A great choice for local market growers and organic growers. Resistant to fire-blight. Early pears like Ayers do not keep.

All of our pear trees are FIELD-GROWN for high-quality and have excellent, robust, natural root systems.

Recommended for ORGANIC GROWING

Uses: Fresh dessert eating, juice, drying.

Resistant to: Fireblight and other common pear diseases

Pollination: Partly Self-pollinating, but better with Kieffer, Moonglow, Bosc, Asian Pears or Bradford ornamental pear.

Grafted to: CHOOSE BELOW


Zones 6-9

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Rootstock and Size

Semi-Dwarf OH x F 87 (4-5'), Semi-Dwarf OH x F 87 (2-3'), Semi-Dwarf OH x F 87 (3-4'), Calleryana rootstock (4-5')