in this article, I’m going to tell you about PEARS CULTIVATION

  • Scientific Name    -: Pyrus pyrifolia
  • Family                     -: Rosaceae
  • There are two main types of Pears

              1. Asian Pears = China pears ,Sand pears

              2. European Pears

  • Plenty of Stone cells can be seen  in Pears.

Ecological Requirement of Pears

  • Temperature         –     15 -25 C0
  • Rainfall                   –    1500 – 3000 mm
  • pH Range               –    6.0 – 6.5 pH
  • Areas above 4000 ft above sea level.
  • The flowering time is around 200 -300 hours between December and February.
  • Atmospheric humidity between 60% – 70%
  • Receiving the sunlight properly.
  • A year-round rainfall.
  • Wing shields or wind barriers to prevent wind damage during the season.
  • Existing Loamy soil of about 2m with good drainage.
  • Groundwater level below 3m

Cultivation of Pears

Preparation of Planting Materials

  • Budded plants are the most suitable planting materials for the establishment of pears cultivation.
  • But Asian Ragala type branch plants can also be used for cultivation.

Establishment of Pears cultivation

  • Spacing of rows and plants = 4.5 * 4.0
  • The size of the holes            = 60 * 60* 60
  • If the soil pH is less than 5 pH, Two weeks before planting, apply 500g Dolomites per hole.
  • Three to four days before planting, it is suitable to apply 10 -15kg organic manure per hole.
  • Well decayed cow dung or compost is suitable for it. 
  • Basel dressing Should be applied two days before planting.
  • The plant can be kept straight by tying into a planting support.
  • Tying trees to support makes it easier to train.
Pears Tree
Pears Tree


  • Watering is essential for newly planted plants.
  • A mature tree needs about 30 litres of water at a time.
  • Especially, If soil moisture is not maintained during fruit-bearing, the yield is reduced.
  • We can use the drip irrigation method for pears cultivation


  • It is very important to keep the plants free of weeds.
  • The weeds should be removed within 30 cm from the base of the tree until about two years about planting.

 Fertilizer Application

  • Whenever chemical fertilizer is applied, it is more beneficial to apply 10 -15kg organic fertilizer in advance.
  • Soil moisture should be maintained during fertilizer application.

Recommended Fertilizer

Fertilizer Table

Pruning and Training

  • Pruning is one of the most important aspects of PEARS CULTIVATION
  • The main structure of the tree is made by training the tree in the 1st four Years.
  • After four years, pruning is done.
  • There are two types of pruning.
1.Centre open system
1.Centre open system  
2.Centre Leader system
2.Centre Leader system


  • Harvesting is another important aspect of PEARS CULTIVATION
  • After 5-6 years of planting a Budded tree harvesting can be done.
  • Harvesting is done in June-August
  • About 300-350 yield can be gained from 10-12 years old tree.
  • About 600 yield can be gained from a tree older than 12years.
  • The normal lifetime of a well-maintained tree is about 25-30 years.
  • When harvesting, don’t let the fruit fall to the ground.
  • Falling down will increase the likelihood that the inner tissues of the fruit will turn brown.

Storing and Transporting

  • Pears can be preserved 1-2 weeks in Room temperature.
  • Pears can be preserved 1-2 months in Refrigerator
  • Well ventilated Wooden, plastic or cardboard boxes can be used to transport Pears.

Main Diseases

Pears Scab – Venturia pirina
Pears Scab – Venturia pirina             
Coral Spot – Nectria cinnabarina
Coral Spot – Nectria cinnabarina

Main Pests

Aphis damages
Aphis damages 
Mites Damage
Mites Damage

Health Benefits of Pears

  • Pears helps in controlling blood pleasure.
  • Pears helps in preventing cancer.
  • Pears helps in lowering cholesterol.
  • Pears is good for colon health.
  • Pears helps in constipation.
  • Pears are a good source of energy.
  • Pears helps in relieving fever.
  • Pears is an immune booster.
  • Pears helps in reducing inflammation.
  • Pears helps in preventing osteoporosis.
  • Pears fruit consumption is good in pregnancy.
  • Pears is an excellent source of fibre.

Value Added Products of pears

Dried Pears
Dried Pears
Pears Juice
Pears Juice
Pears Salad
Pears Salad
Pears Crispy
Pears Crispy
Diced Pears
Diced Pears

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