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4-in-1 Pear Tree for Sale - Buying & Growing Guide

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Pyrus communis sp.

A pear tree that can grow more than one type of pear seems too good to be true, but that's not the case. The 4-in-1 pear tree, Pyrus communis sp., has the amazing ability to grow four types of pears on a single tree. Those harvests not only include multiple fruits, but they also tend to be quite large, providing you with all the pears you could want. Along with those fantastic harvests, the 4-in-1 pear tree can also be quite beautiful, especially when it is in bloom. 

  • A single 4-in-1 pear tree can produce multiple pear types. 
  • The 4-in-1 pear tree offers you large harvests every year. 
  • This plant also has lovely flowers that arrive in spring.
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Plant Care



Your Warren Pear Tree will grow best in full sun — six or more hours of direct sunlight a day.



Warren Pears need about one to two inches of water a day either from rain or supplemental watering.



Fertilize in early spring with a product formulated for woody plants, such as a rose fertilizer.

Planting and Care

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by John Haryasz | Horticulture Writer and Landscape Designer – last update on January 2, 2023

Planting instructions

Before planting your 4-in-1 pear tree, you should find a planting location that receives at least six hours of direct sunlight per day or more. Ideally, that location will also feature soils that have good drainage but are relatively moist with plenty of organic nutrients. Start the planting process by digging a hole that is as deep as the root ball is tall and at least twice as wide. Water your 4-in-1 pear tree while you backfill and complete the process by covering the planting area with a layer of organic mulch.

Watering and nutrients

After first planting your 4-in-1 pear tree, it is important to water it often enough to maintain consistent soil moisture until the plant has established itself in its new growing location. After that, you can reduce your watering frequency by giving water whenever you notice that the first one to two inches of soil have dried out. When this plant is young, you can feed it once per month throughout spring and summer using a balanced fertilizer. Once fully mature, the 4-in-1 pear tree will do well with annual feedings.


During the spring months, your 4-in-1 pear tree will bloom with plenty of beautiful white flowers. Those flowers will attract a wide array of pollinator insects, including some interesting ones like honeybees. Since the 4-in-1 pear tree is a self-fertile plant, a single plant is capable of conducting pollination on its own. However, if you plant more than one of these trees near one another, you can expect the harvest to be larger than it would be if you had a single 4-in-1 pear tree growing alone.


Pruning is vital if you want to keep your 4-in-1 pear tree healthy and as productive as possible. As is often the case, you should use your pruning to remove any part of this plant that is dead, damaged or diseased. It is also beneficial to encourage this plant to develop a single central leader. You should prune this plant so that it develops lateral branches that grow more horizontally than vertically, which makes them more capable of holding heavy fruits.

Pests, diseases, and animals

Unfortunately, the 4-in-1 pear tree can encounter many issues related to pests and diseases. Some of the most common pests to harm this tree include aphids, scale insects, maggots and moths, among many others. Along with those threats, the 4-in-1 pear tree is also vulnerable to fire blight, leaf spots and scabbing. These diseases can spread rapidly and are more prevalent when the 4-in-1 pear tree grows in suboptimal conditions or does not receive the correct care.


The harvest season for the 4-in-1 pear tree can vary, but in most scenarios, it will take place about 100 to 120 days after the peak bloom period. This timing often means that the fruits of this tree will be ready for picking during the months of June, July, August and September. However, since this plant includes multiple grafted species, the harvest time for each can vary, which is why it is best to learn the signs that indicate when the fruits are ready.

Achieving maximum results

When preparing to harvest your 4-in-1 pear tree, it is crucial to know the characteristics of a ripe pear. Unlike other fruits, pears don’t always indicate their ripeness based on color. Instead, you should test the ripeness of pears by feeling them. If the flesh is slightly soft, the pear is likely ready for harvest. A harvestable pear should also be incredibly easy to remove from its branch. Often tilting the fruit or lightly twisting it will be enough to remove it if it is fully ripe.


How many chill hours does the 4-in-1 pear tree need?

While some fruiting plants require warm weather year-round, others need some cold exposure each year to produce their fruits. The 4-in-1 pear tree belongs to the latter group. Each year, this plant should experience around 600 chill hours. That amount of cold exposure should take place naturally for anyone planting their 4-in-1 pear tree in its natural hardiness range that spans from zone five to zone eight.

How large does the 4-in-1 pear tree grow?

The overall size of the 4-in-1 pear tree can vary depending on growing conditions and the maintenance you provide. However, in most cases, this grafted tree variety will reach about 15 to 20 feet tall. The overall spread at maturity will be a bit smaller at about 10 feet wide. Ensure that you consider this plant's mature height and spread when choosing its planting location.

When will the 4-in-1 pear tree be ready for harvest?

The 4-in-1 pear tree is capable of producing fruits at a very young age. In many instances, this plant will be ready to produce flowers and fruits after only 3 years of life. Once this plant reaches a mature fruiting age, it will continue supplying a harvest every year until it dies. The harvest usually arrives at some time between midsummer and mid-fall. However, since this plant holds more than one type of pear, the exact harvest time can vary.

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Mature height
15-20 ft.
Mature width
8-10 ft.
Sunlight requirement
Full Sun
Growth rate
Botanical name
Pyrus communis sp.
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Growing Zones: 5-8 i Growing zones help determine if a particular plant is likely to grow well in a location. It identifies the average annual minimum winter temperatures across the U.S. provided as a map by the USDA.
(hardy down to -10°F)

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