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Pyrus Communis Kaiser Alexander (Pear) is an old well-established deciduousfruiting pear tree with aromatic tasty fruit in October. It’s a delicious choice for UK kitchen gardens that’s stood the test of time.
Pear Kaiser Alexander was a random seedling that occurred in 1807 in Belgium and is also known as the Buerre Bosc pear. It’s a yellow-green pear that’s typically pear-shaped and covered with a golden rusty brown skin when it’s fully ripe in October. Pretty white starred blossom arrives in late April which means it often avoids damaging frosts and takes advantage of numerous pollinators in the warmer months.
Pear Kaiser Alexander is a lovely alternative to the popular Conference pear. Its juicy sweet white flesh has been popular in Europe since the 1800s and it shows no sign of going out of fashion.
Height And Spread of Pyrus Communis Kaiser Alexander A standard Pear Kaiser Alexander will reach 3-4 metres in height and spread.
How Hardy is Pyrus Communis Kaiser Alexander This is a hardy pear tree down to minus temperatures if its roots are well-drained and it’s watered well until established.
How To Use Pyrus Communis Kaiser Alexander Pear Kaiser Alexander is an excellent addition to a home orchard or kitchen garden when it will produce large tasty fruits that can be eaten fresh, poached or preserved in jams or jellies. Its blossom is particularly attractive to pollinators and the late summer foliage delivers good autumn colour as it turns an attractive shade of rich yellow before falling for winter.
How To Care For Pyrus Communis Kaiser Alexander For the best results plant Pear Kaiser Alexander in a spot that’s free from harsh winds and frost pockets. It enjoys full sun and the fruit will ripen faster there.
Combine it with Conference pear or another type of pear for cross-pollination and prune it each year in late winter. Remove crossed or broken branches to create a vase-shaped open framework where light and air can circulate. After a year or two of growth cut back branches to an outward-facing bud by about a third.
Applying a thick layer of organic mulch to the roots in early spring will help trap moisture and provide nutrients for the fruiting season.