Almost all of the pears found in Atlanta are there because someone planted them.


There’s therefore a lot less variety than the apples, but that also means pears are more reliable, and in many cases, more disease-resistant. They will last a lot longer than apples.


Pear trees actually look very similar to apples. The one main thing that separates them is that pear trees tend to be extremely lanky. They have very spindly branches that tend to droop over, and the effect is moreso pronounced when they get heavy with fruit.