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botanical name:
Pyrus communis 'Sierra'
Pyrus communis 'Sierra' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Pear
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 6.00m
width: 5.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: conical
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: brown & green
stem/bark: brown
main season: Autumn
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 8
description:
Dessert pear giving reliable crops of medium sized fruits with juicy flesh and good sweet flavour. White flowers in spring. Early flowering and cropping. Vigorous, spreading growing habit.


cultivation:
Moist well drained soil in sun. Performs best in slightly warmer conditions then apples. Also crops a bit earlier, in late summer or early autumn.
Harvest fruit in September.


usage:
Good for both commercial and domestic planting

other notes:
Developed at the Summerland Research Station, Canada.

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