The familiar Pear tree native to central and eastern Europe is one of the most important fruits of temperate regions. The European Pear, often planted in orchards, is not quite as hardy as the apple. They do, however, require some winter chilling to produce fruit. Has clusters of showy white flowers 1/2″ – 3/4″ across, appearing before or with the leaves. Produces large edible fruit 3″-4″ pear-shaped. Deciduous. Keep outdoors.