New season starts September 2014Order now for delivery in September (pot-grown trees) or November (bare-root). 

Beurre Hardy pear trees

  • Pick: Late-season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Uses: Eat fresh 

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.

Order now for delivery week commencing 27th October 2014 onwards (pot-grown) or December (bare-root).

Beurre Hardy pear trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Pot-grown fruit trees  (Deliveries Sept 2014 - April 2015)

Medium  (2.5m - 3m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - Quince C rootstock £29.45
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - Quince A rootstock £29.45

Bare-root fruit trees  (Deliveries November 2014 - February 2015)

Medium  (2.5m - 3m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Quince C rootstock less than 5 in stock £18.95
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Quince A rootstock £18.95
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - bare-root - Quince A rootstock less than 5 in stock £26.45
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) Half-standard - bare-root - Quince A rootstock £27.45
Full size  (6m+ after 5-10 years) Standard 1.75m - bare-root - Pyrus c. rootstock £29.45

Bare-root cordon fruit trees  (Deliveries November 2014 - February 2015)

Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) Cordon - bare-root - Quince A rootstock £23.45

Trained fruit trees - pot-grown  (Deliveries Sept 2014 - April 2015)

Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) Fan 4-arm -12l pot - Quince A rootstock less than 5 in stock £49.50
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) Espalier 2-tier -12l pot - Quince A rootstock £49.50 Sold outalert me

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.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

Summary features of Beurre Hardy

    Growing

  • Gardening skill: Easy?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 4?
  • Pollinating others: Poor?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Slightly large?
  • Precocity: Slow to start bearing?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Growth habit: Upright
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Overall disease resistance: Average?
  • Scab: Some resistance?
  • Mildew: Some susceptibility?
  • Fireblight: Some susceptibility?

    Identification

  • Country of origin: France
  • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849
  • Fruit colour: Russet
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green


Pollination guide for Beurre Hardy

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.

How to grow Beurre Hardy pear trees

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.

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Historical details

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.


Botanical name

Pyrus communis 'Beurre Hardy'




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