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Luscious Pear Tree


Begins shipping mid-April.

Pollinator required to bear fruit

Begins shipping
early September

Pollinator required to bear fruit

If you love Bartlett pears, you’ll love the Luscious pear! 

The Luscious Pear was developed at South Dakota State University, especially for the northern Great Plains. It’s a vigorous, hardy, upright tree that doubles as a nice landscape accent, with beautiful bloom in May and glossy green leaves that turn red in the fall.  

The real prize are the pears that ripen in early Autumn. The medium-sized golden pears. The flesh is melting but firm. Like the Bartlett, only sweeter with more intense aromas. In fact, it’s so naturally sweet that it’s classified as a “fresh dessert pear.” 

The Luscious Pears grow without much effort. Ideal for gardeners up north, the Luscious pear tree is not only cold-hardy but also resistant to fire blight. Just make sure you have a pollinator for this easy-to-care-for fruit tree.  


Bloom ColorWhite
Bloom TimeEarly-Mid
Fruit ColorYellow
Fruit SizeLarge
Soil CompositionLoamy
Soil pH Level6-7
Soil MoistureWell Drained
Shade LevelFull Sun
Years to Bear3-5
Hardiness Zone Range4-7

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

Dwarf  2.5 – 3 m tall x 2.5 – 3 m wide (8 – 10′ tall x 8 – 10′ wide)
Semi-Dwarf  3.5 – 4.5 m tall x 2.7 – 3.3 m wide (12 – 15′ tall x 9 – 11′ wide)

Recommended Spacing

Dwarf 2.5 – 3 m (8 – 10′)
Semi-Dwarf 3.5 – 4.5 m (12 – 15′)

Ship Height

Dwarf Supreme, Bare-root Ships 1 – 1.5 m tall (4 – 5′ tall) and/or with a 15.5 mm (5/8″) trunk.
Semi-Dwarf Supreme, Bare-root Ships 1 – 1.5 m tall (4 – 5′ tall) and/or with a 15.5 mm (5/8″) trunk.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant a different variety within 15 meters (50 feet) for best pollination.

Recommended Pollinator: Bartlett

How do I find my Hardiness Zone?

Canada’s Plant Hardiness Zones will tell you which plants will do well in your particular climate. Each zone is determined by the lowest average winter temperature recorded in a given area. Hardiness Zone information is included on all tree and plant product pages, so you know instantly whether a certain plant is likely to succeed where you live. Natural Resources Canada provides helpful options to find your zone:

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