It is more suitable for use in pies etc. European pears usually pollinate Asian pears. Overall, pears are the easiest of the popular fruits to grow. Two distinct leaf types: juvenile foliage is very small and tend to hug wall, or trellis that it is growing on. The fruit can be green or red. PYRUS SALICIFOLIA PENDULA - Weeping Silver Leaved Pear Characteristics Pyrus salicifolia pendula is a weeping form of the Willow-leaved Pear. The fruit of wild pears often remains very hard unless bletted[186]. Mature height 6'-8' if grown in the ground. Potted plants rarely fruit. Very pronounced venation on underside of leaf. A great choice for container gardening, minor pruning will keep the plant compact. New leaves produced under cool temperatures in fall will again be dark maroon. Their form, bloom and leaves make these trees valuable landscape additions. As the oldest continually operating nursery in the country, we've curated a time-tested collection of over 300 unique varieties of fruit trees, nut trees and berry plants. Wildlife love the fruits of the Bradford or Callery pear and an abundance of trees are spread via birds and squirrels, appearing seemingly out of nowhere overnight. As the fruit ripens, it goes from green to various shades of orange to red. New cultivars of the Bradford Pear provided enough genetic variation that when cross pollination occurred, some trees produced edible, marble size fruit. Edible Parts: Fruit Edible Uses: Fruit - raw or cooked[2, 5]. The Fruit Company. Elegantly weeping branches with small 5 petalled creamy-white flowers opening as lance shaped silvery grey leaves emerge in mid-spring. A small graceful specimen tree grown for its habit, foliage and edible fruit. Many fruit trees are now available in dwarf sizes, making them ideal for the edible garden. This bush form of mulberry continuously produces sweet blackberry-like fruit throughout the season. Some annuals have edible flowers—and look good in the garden as well as in salads and more. Buy Crimson Cascade Weeping Peach online. Some strawberry plants bloom for months and look attractive in containers. Cost: From $34.95 to $349.95; The Fruit Company makes shopping for fruit baskets easy. The fruit of the prickly pear grow from the flat prickly pads of the cactus. Beautiful in color and form, the Bradford pear tree is native to Asia. They have beautiful pictures with great descriptions so that you know exactly what you are going to get when your basket is delivered. Blueberries and some dwarf fruit trees are perfect for the sunny patio. It is a very elegant, small tree with long, overhanging branches, suitable for even the smallest garden. Fruit purple when ripe. Hairy pear-shaped fruits to 2.5 inches long may appear on outdoor plants throughout the year. 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