Forelle pear tree is thought to originate in northern Saxony and later introduced to the states by immigrants in the 1800's. The Forelle pear tree produces a singularly handsome and distinctive fruit, yellow with a crimson blush and trout-like speckling (lenticels) from which comes the name Forelle, the German name for trout (keeps better than trout!). The fruit is buttery without all the juice. And it has a faint but discernible cinnamon spiciness. The Forelle pears flesh is melting, aromatic and rich flavor. The tree is very productive. Please refer below for more information on the Forelle pear trees for sale.
Considerations for Forelle Pear
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Pollination Requirement:Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: Germany 1600`s
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.
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