Pyrus communis ‘Warren’
- Type: Deciduous
- Zone: 5 – 8
- Chill Hours: 600
- Harvest: Late Season
- Disease Resistance: Fire Blight
- Sun: Full Sun
- Soil: Loamy, Well-Drained, pH 5.5 – 7
- Height: Standard 25′ / Semi-Dwarf 15′
- Width: Standard 25′ / Semi-Dwarf 15′
The Warren Pear was discovered in Hattiesburg, Mississippi by noted horticulturist T.O. Warren. The fruits are medium to large, have a teardrop shape and a green skin. Naturally pyramid-shaped at maturity, these trees reach only a modest height. They are readily proportioned to fit into any sized property and small urban yard. Prune as needed in summer, keeping an open tree form, or growing spread out as an espalier on a south-facing wall. This variety is partially self-fertile, so a single tree will carry a good crop. For the heaviest crop a suitable second pollinating tree is needed, planted within 50 feet.
It’s not very often you get a fruit that is praised by the likes of Alice Waters, Martha Stewart and Oprah Winfrey as the most delicious pear in the world! This outstanding small-sized Pear Tree brings a late season harvest of sweet, juicy dessert pear even in areas where pears are traditionally difficult to grow!
With no grit like some pear flesh can be, these are silky smooth and fantastic for fresh eating, canning and sauces. Long-necked and tear-drop shaped, these juicy pears have a buttery, smooth white flesh that’s sweet and juicy! Warren is best known as a dessert pear. Bake into desserts and pastries for a delectable treat. Warren takes edible landscaping to new levels! The fantastic foliage provides shade for your garden beds, seating areas and patios while the shiny green leaves set off the greenish-yellow gems as they form on the branches of your tree. Prune smaller as needed for whatever size property or courtyard you need! Perfect as a dual-purpose focal point or as a stand-alone specimen tree. The mid-spring bloom will see your tree smothered in lovely white blossoms! Set a chair or blanket beneath the white flowers and watch the bees, butterflies and hummingbirds go about their business on a warm spring day. The fragrant blossoms are dazzling in the sunlight.