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Now accepting orders for Fall 2022!
Orders placed now will ship out in Fall of 2022. Ship dates will vary by state but will run Aug-Oct with Northern states receiving trees in Aug-Sept and Southern states receiving them in Sept-Oct. Ship dates will coincide with the correct fall planting timing in your region. A shipping notification will be sent out prior to your order being shipped with tracking info so you will know when to expect it.
Our wild pears are the same trees you often find growing on old homesteads throughout the country. The fact that they are able to do well in these conditions are a testament to their hardiness and survivability. These trees can survive on their own in the woods for decades with little or no care and still produce heavy crops of pears that become destinations for the local deer herd. While still perfectly good for human consumption, they are not quite as tasty to humans as the Bartlett. Wild pears are however, a tougher tree and the deer don't seem to know the difference in taste between the two as they get mopped up daily when dropping.
Pollination: Self pollinating
Production: 3-5 years
Soil: Variety of soils as long as fairly well drained
Height at maturity: 15'-25'
Size when shipped: 8-24in
Sun: Full sun
You've heard of inoculating plants like beans, peas, and clover, but did you know that you should be inoculating your trees too? That's right, trees have beneficial microbes that live on their roots just like other plants do. These microbes are called mycorrhizae. They grow in and on tree root systems and help them take up nutrients and water from the soil more effectively. Mycorrhizae increase root growth and root mass significantly which leads to healthier, more drought resistant, and faster growing plants. Many studies have shown the benefits of mycorrhizae for all kinds of plants including trees and we have seen it first hand in trees planted here on our farm. We don't plant any trees on our farm without mycorrhizae because of the difference it makes in drought tolerance, growth rate, and overall health of the tree. The mycorrhizae we sell is a strain known as Rhizophagus intraradices and is a beneficial soil fungus that forms a sponge-like mass on root systems helping them take up and store water and nutrients more effectively. It essentially increases the surface area of the root system. This mycorrhizae comes in the form of dry pellets that just need to be sprinkled in the hole before planting your tree. It’s an easy step that makes a huge difference in the success of your trees. Just sprinkle approximately one tablespoon into the hole just before planting your tree, then plant your tree as normal and the microbes will do the rest, easy as that. If you are ordering trees you can choose to have mycorrhizae included with them. Just select “Add mycorrhizae” from the dropdown menu above we will include enough inoculant in your order to treat all your trees with.