The Pear (Pyrus spp.) in Florida Home Gardens
Harvest of ‘Pineapple’ pears. Credits: Chestnut Hill Nursery
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Sarkhosh, Ali, Juanita Popenoe, and Dustin Huff. 2020. “The Pear (Pyrus Spp.) in Florida Home Gardens”. EDIS 2020 (6). https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-hs1393-2020.

Abstract

Pears are a great tree to grow for an edible landscape or fruit garden. However, pears are not adapted to all areas in Florida, and only a few cultivated varieties will grow well here. An adaptation to warm winters (low chill hours) and disease resistance are the main factors for success. This new 6-page publication of the UF/IFAS Horticultural Sciences Department provides information to help homeowners select and grow pears successfully in Florida. Written by Juanita Popenoe, Ali Sarkhosh, and Dustin Huff.
https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs1393

https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-hs1393-2020
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