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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. Excellent choice for Southern/Mid-Atlantic growers, 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
PLANT SIZE: CHOOSE BELOW. 1-Year Tree Bare-Root
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')
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