The Corsica pear (Pyrus communis 'Corsica') is a cultivar of the European pear that is believed to have originated in France, specifically in the region of Corsica, which is an island in the Mediterranean Sea. The exact origins of the Corsica pear are not well-documented, but it is believed to have been developed by local farmers and then propagated through grafting. Corsica pear tree produces medium to large-sized pears that are bell-shaped with a greenish-yellow skin that becomes more yellow as the fruit ripens. The flesh is white, firm, and juicy with a sweet flavor. The pears are typically ready for harvest in mid to late August for milder climates and are known for their excellent flavor and storage ability.
The Corsica pear tree is a hardy and disease-resistant cultivar that can tolerate a wide range of growing conditions. It prefers full sun and well-draining soil and can thrive in USDA hardiness zones 5 to 8. It is a popular choice for backyard orchards and commercial orchards alike due to its reliable fruit production and attractive appearance.. Please refer below for more information on the Corsica pear trees for sale.
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Considerations for Corsica Pear
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Uses: Fresh Eating
Harvest Period: Midseason
Low Chill: Yes
Bloom Period: Late, Midseason
Rootstcok: OXxF 333 (semi-dwarf)
Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: France 1800
Storage: 3 Months or More
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Size of tree
Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch; *As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock. .
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.