Winter Nelis pear tree was raised from seed by Jean Charles Nelis, Mechlin, Belgium, early in the nineteenth century. The Winter Nelis pear tree arrived in the States from England in 1823. Winter Nelis pear is a great fruit in an relatively unattractive package. Aromatic, juicy, sweet, fine-flavored flesh inside dark green russeted skin. Ripens late and excellent keeper. Please refer below for more information on the Winter Nelis pear trees for sale.
Considerations for Winter Nelis Pear
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,10
Harvest Period:Very Late
Pollination Requirement:Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: Belgium 1818
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.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)
Size supplied when shipped: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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