How To Grow Pears And Their Benefits | My Peaceful Land


Pears are easy to grow and are popular with apples, and who doesn’t like biting into a fresh, succulent pair. If your not lucky enough to already have a pear tree in your garden, then ill tell you how to grow a pear tree and the benefits of it. There are different types of pairs, but they are usually categorized into eating pears, and cooking pears. You will enjoy nice, succulent, organic pears harvested depending on the varieties, usually during mid-late august. Pear trees also blossom beautiful white flowers any time from late February to mid-April.

Pears require very little care, if growing from seed you can plant it any time of the year, though early spring is preferred, if growing bare-root(roots are exposed when purchased plant) should be planted from late autumn to early spring. You can grow the pears in anything you like, container, pot, in the ground. Paer trees can grow in a wide range of soils from medium-textured clays to gravelly sands. However, poor soils will produce poor results and the best crops are found on fertile sandy soils and loams. Soils should be well-drained. Water daily or when dry, fertilizers are optional, you don’t need fertilizers to grow, they may produce more pears or grow them faster, but are not necessary. The ideal position for a pear tree is a sunny, sheltered site, well away from any frost pockets. Avoid poorly-drained or shallow soils.

Nutrients And Health Benefits

There are other reasons to grow pears, not just for the taste, pairs are rich in nutrients. Pears contain vitamins C, K, and small amounts of provitamin A( supports skin health, wound healing, and improves eyesight). Apples contain potassium(aids muscle contractions and heart functions), niacin(important for cellular function and energy production), copper(helps immunity, cholesterol metabolism, and nerve function). What’s more, these fruits are an excellent source of polyphenol antioxidants, which protects from oxidative damage.

Pears may also promote gut health, contain beneficial plant compounds, have anti-inflammatory properties, may offer anticancer effects, link to a lower risk of diabetes, boosts heart health, helps to lose weight, strengthens your immune system and easy to add to your diet. Pairs can be used to make pear cider, pear juice, pear custard tarts, pear pie, pear upside-down cake, pear crumble, pear facial mask, pear sauce, etc. Overall I would recommend growing a pear tree, easily grown and very enjoyable.