Pear, 'Orient' Pyrus communis

Pear, 'Orient' - Pyrus communis

A pear with yellow fruit. It has juicy, melting, creamy flesh and a mild flavor. Used for canning or eaten fresh. (Pollinate with a different European pear variety, excluding Kieffer.) (Zones 5 - 8).

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Zones 5 - 8 Zones 5 - 8
Hardiness Zones 5 - 8
The 'Orient' Pear can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the zone map. View Map
Fruit Tree Fruit Tree
Type of tree
Fruit Trees
12' - 20' High 12' - 20' High
Mature Height
The 'Orient' Pear grows to be 12' - 20' feet in height.
12' - 20' Spread 12' - 20' Spread
Mature Spread
The 'Orient' Pear has a spread of about 12' - 20' at full maturity.
Fast Growth Fast Growth
Growth Rate
This tree grows at a fast growth rate. More about this.
Full Sun Full Sun
This pear does well in full sun.
Various Soils Various Soils

The Orient pear grows best in slightly acidic, deep, heavy, moist, but well drained soil. Other soil types are tolerated but may produce a lighter crop. Pear trees are especially sensitive to salt.

Oval Shape Oval Shape
This pear has oval, rounded shape.

A pear with yellow fruit.Large vigorous tree bears heavy crops and is blight-resistant. Known for its intense beauty. Dependable producer, needs little pruning. (Pollinate with Bartlett or different European pear variety, excluding Kieffer.)

Our standard Orient Pear seedlings are budded onto whole root stock, while our dwarf seedlings are grafted to Quince or Quince A (Malling A).

Chill hours (CU) requirement: 350-400. (Chill hours are the average hours of air temperature between 32 and 45 degrees F in a typical winter season). For best fruit production, calculate the chill unit (CU) for your growing zone to be sure it aligns with the CU requirement of this tree.

In order to ensure pollination, these trees need a compatible cultivar (Bartlett or other European pear variety, excluding Kieffer) growing within 100 feet for standard size, 50 feet for semi-dwarf, and 20 feet for dwarf trees.


A hybrid pear with yellow fruit. It has juicy, melting, creamy flesh and a mild flavor. Use for canning in salads or desserts and can be eaten fresh. Some resistance to fire blight. Pollinate with a different European pear variety, excluding Kieffer. (Zones 5-8)

Wildlife Value

Pear and apple orchards are considered valuable habitats for wildlife.

Height Variations

The standard grows to 20', and dwarf grows to 12' - 15' in height.

Spread Variations

Standard spread grows to 20', semi-dwarf grows to 12'-15', and dwarf grows to a 10' spread.


The Orient pear prefers moist, well drained soil. It does best when provided with adequate water but will tolerate both drought and floods.


These simple, glossy green leaves alternate on the twig. They have fine teeth on the margin. Fall color is golden bronze.

Flower Color


Bloom Time

mid-late season

Fruit Description

The Orient Pear has a large, smooth, shiny round, yellow fruit with a red cheek and thick skin over juicy, melting, creamy flesh. The flavor is mild and the texture, while fine, is not as fine grained as Bartlett. Harvest from mid-August to mid-September, bloom time is mid to late season. Fruit may be eaten fresh or canned in light syrup for salads and desserts.