Pear varieties & descriptions

Pear Tree in the garden

I can't think of anything that beats a Pear picked from the tree put in the kitchen for 2-3 days and then eaten & savoured! 

Pears are easy to grow and are available in many forms & rootstocks. Choose one that works for you. A pear grown in a pot using Quince Eline rootstock will be great for even the smallest garden. A conference or Concorde variety grown on a Quince A rootstock is a very versatile plant and be put in most positions. There are also fan trained, espalier, cordon & step over trained forms often available. Fancy a challenge try growing an espalier form a 1 year old tree or a feathered whip!

 

PEAR VARIETY DESCRIPTIONS

  • BEURRE HARDY
    Beautiful ornamental as well as fruit tree.  White spring blossom and red autumn foliage.  Vigorous upright tree giving heavy crops even on poorer soils. Rough skinned fruit is tender and juicy with ‘rose water’ flavour.
  • CONCORDE
    Trouble free and ideal for organic growers.  Compact trees with beautiful blossom and reliable heavy crops.  Self fertile.
  • CONFERENCE
    Commercially grown for its consistent heavy crops of sweet juicy fruit.  Trouble free and reliably self fertile as well as being a good pollinator for other varieties.
  • DOYENNE DU COMICE
    Superb quality dessert fruit.  Does best in a sheltered site or ideally on a wall for maximum crops. 
  • INVINCIBLE DELWINOR FERTILIA
    Excellent tough hardy variety.  Regularly sets heavy crops of quality fruit and shows good disease resistance.  Self fertile and acts as a good pollinator for other pears.
  • OBELISK
    Neat compact columnar tree ideal for a smaller garden.  Attractive blossom.  Crunchy tasty fruit that will store.  Self fertile.
  • ONWARD
    Delicious sweet juicy fruit.  Shows some resistance to spring frosts and so produces reliable crops of fruit.
  • WILLIAMS BON CHRETIEN
    Extremely good old English variety.  Compact tree with stunning white scented flowers followed by reliable early crops of sweet juicy fruit.  

 

PEAR VARIETIES ROOTSTOCK FORM FRUIT RIPENING
       
BEURRE HARDY QUINCE ELINE BUSH LATE SEPTEMBER
       
CONCORDE QUINCE ELINE PATIO LATE SEPTEMBER
    HALF STANDARD  
    STEPOVER  
  QUINCE A BUSH  
       
CONFERENCE QUINCE ELINE PATIO LATE SEPTEMBER
    STEPOVER  
  QUINCE A HALF STANDARD  
    BUSH  
       
DOYENNE DU COMICE QUINCE ELINE PATIO EARLY OCTOBER
    STEPOVER  
  QUINCE A HALF STANDARD  
    BUSH  
       
INVINCIBLE QUINCE A BUSH MID SEPTEMBER
       
OBELISK QUINCE A BUSH EARLY OCTOBER
       
ONWARD QUINCE A HALF STANDARD EARLY SEPTEMBER
    BUSH  
       
WILLIANS' BON CHRETIEN QUINCE ELINE PATIO LATE AUGUST
    STEPOVER  
  QUINCE A HALF STANDARD  
    BUSH  

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