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Pyrus communis 'Orient' /Orient Pear

Pyrus communis 'Orient'  / Pyrus communis 'Orient'
Summer fruit and foliage
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Summer fruit and foliage

A tree with branches bending due to heaviness of fruit

Cluster of large fruit, which ripen in late summer or early fall

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Scientific Name: Pyrus communis 'Orient'
Common Name: Orient Pear
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Trees, Fruiting
Comments: Orient produces very large fruit that has white crispy flesh, unfortunately it never becomes mellow and soft. It is used as a cooking or canning pear and to make pear butter. It is only slightly susceptible to fire blight. Some say the blossoms are fragrant. They do have an odor, but we do not find it to be a pleasing one.