Oldest Fruit Tree in U.S. Still Bears Pears After Nearly 400 Years


In a recent Huffington Post article written by Jacqueline Howard, a celebrated Endicott Pear Tree in Danvers, Massachusetts is recognized for its ripe old age of about 383 years – and still bear fruit. Dr. Richard Primack comments on the rarity of such a fruit tree to last over the usual 100 years and notes the tree’s relatively open conditions. He says that old trees tend to be members of the Conifer family and usually aren’t fruit-bearing.

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