|Pear trees can reach a height of 25 feet or more and grow in any fertile, well-drained soil, in full sun. They have strong vertical branches and
require little pruning. The fruit grows on long-lived spurs and is spherical to typically pear-shaped. It should never be allowed to ripen on the tree. The ripening process is completed in storage where the pears will ripen more evenly.
Fireblight is the most serious of pear diseases. Caterpillars, leaf roller, blister mites, aphids, scale insects, dieback, powdery mildew and scab can also be a problem.