Beurre Hardy is a classic French pear from the early 19th century, which has long been popular in England.
Beurre Hardy has an excellent flavour, and the buttery melting flesh which is characteristic of the best quality French pears.
As with most high quality pears, pick when still firm / hard, and ripen indoors.
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Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.
*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.
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Beurre Hardy is in flowering group 4. Beurre Hardy is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby.
Beurre Hardy performs best in the south and east of the UK, in areas with good soils and plenty of warmth and sunlight. Provided conditions are right it is a reliable cropper and quite easy to grow.
The leaves turn a characteristic dull red in autumn.
Raised by M. Bonnet, a fruit enthusiast from Boulogne in northern France, around 1820. Named after M. Hardy, a Director of the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris.
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All our trees are grown in the UK.