Cool, temperate climates.
Pears are borne on short fruiting branches (spurs) that grow on 2-year-old wood. The spurs continue to fruit for 5 to 8 years. Prune lightly, as removal of many spurs will reduce the pear yield. Thin out weak, crossing, or dead twigs and branches.
Any good, deep, well-drained soil. Will not tolerate poorly drained soil.
Water young trees enough to keep the soil moist but not saturated. Mature trees may require a deep watering during prolonged hot weather.
Shortly after planting, fertilize with tree spikes or plant food for trees and shrubs.
Pears should not be allowed to ripen on the tree. Pick them when they have reached their mature size and are starting to lose their green color. Don''t let them soften or turn entirely yellow before harvesting. Most pears may be safely harvested during late summer. After harvesting, place the pears in a plastic bag, and refrigerate them for at least 2 weeks. To ripen them, remove them from the refrigerator and keep at room temperature. After 5 to 10 days they should be fully ripe.