Humbug® Pear trees

  • Pick: Late-season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Cookery 

A modern pear variety from the Ukraine, notable for its distinctive green and yellow stiped skin. Young shoots also have a variegated appearance in winter.

The relatively thick skin allows this pear to kept in a cold store for use in the winter.

Humbug® is a protected variety.

Order now for delivery from September onwards.

Humbug pear trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Pot-grown fruit trees  (Deliveries Sept 2016 - April 2017)

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 December 2016 - March 2017)

Medium  (2.5m - 3m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Quince C rootstock £18.95
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Quince A rootstock £18.45
Large  (4.5m+ after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Pyrodwarf rootstock £19.95
Full size  (6m+ after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Pyrus c. rootstock £19.95

Trained fruit trees - pot-grown  (Deliveries Sept 2016 - April 2017)

Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) Fan -12l pot - Quince A rootstock £49.95 Enquire
Medium  (2.5m - 3m after 5-10 years) Espalier 2-tier -12l pot - Quince C rootstock £52.95 Enquire

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.

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 Humbug

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Overall disease resistance: Average?

Uses

  • Picking season: Late?
  • Use / keeping: 2-3 weeks?
  • Flavour quality: Good?
  • Flavour style: Sweeter
  • Good for eating fresh
  • Good for cooking
  • Drying / Discoloring: Slightly oxidising?

Identification

  • Country of origin: Ukraine
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Varigated
  • Leaf colour: Green

Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • UK Zone 2 - Northern UK: Yes
  • UK Zone 3 - Southern UK: Yes
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Humbug

Humbug is in flowering group 3. Humbug is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other pear trees.

Historical details

From the Ukraine.

Humbug® is a protected variety.

Botanical name

Pyrus communis 'Humbug'


UK-grown trees All our trees are grown in the UK.