Perfect Pears for the Upper Midwest


MP3 download of workshop audio from MOSES 2020. PowerPoint slides from the presentation may be available for download here.

Workshop Session: Friday II

Hardy pears can be a good choice as an additional crop for your diversified market farm. This workshop will help you decide if you want to add pear trees, which take 4-5 years to bear fruit. Learn about varieties and rootstocks that do well in the Upper Midwest as well as orchard layout and how to train, prune, harvest, and manage the orchard floor for soil and tree health. Take home a cutting of Luscious or Gourmet pear trees!

David Sliwa has years of experience growing and trialing pear varieties and experimental pear rootstocks on his farm in Iowa.