Beedle Pear was discovered amongst a row of Siberian seedlings on a city boulevard in St. Albert, Alberta. It's named after John Beedle who was a local urban forester for the city. Sadly the original Beedle Pear tree was cut down and is not around today. This pear is of medium size (100 grams), ripens on the tree and matures in early September. Produces reliable crop yields most years. Expect a good eating sweet, soft and juicy pear. There is no astringency and also good storage which is rare compared to our common prairie pear varieties. This pear is very hardy and is worth growing in cold climates.
Hardiness Zone: 2
Height at Maturity: 6 meters (20 feet)
Spread: 4 meters (14 feet)
Soil Preference: Well drained
Light Exposure: Full sun
Pollination: Self-sterile (Plant with another pear tree for best pollination)
Latin Name: Pyrus 'Beedle'