Beedle Pear

Beedle Pear

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Beedle Pear is a locally discovered pear. Named after John Beedle who was a local urban forester for the city of St. Albert, Alberta. The tree was discovered in a row of Siberian seedlings on a boulevard. Sadly the original Beedle Pear tree was cut down and is not around today. This pear is of medium size which matures in early September and it produces a 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: 2b

Height at Maturity: 25 feet

Spread: 16 feet

Soil Preference: Well drained 

Light Exposure: Full sun

Pollination: Self-sterile (Plant with another pear tree for best pollination)

Latin Name: Pyrus 'Beedle'