Spring 2014 - pot-grown fruit treesPot-grown fruit trees are now available, and can be planted out over Easter and throughout April and May. 

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 week commencing 21st April 2014.

Humbug pear trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Pot-grown fruit trees  (Deliveries Sept 2013 - April 2014)

Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - Quince A rootstock £29.45 Sold outalert me

Bare-root fruit trees  (Deliveries Dec 2013 -March 2014)

Medium  (2.5m - 3m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Quince C rootstock £18.95 Sold outalert me
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Quince A rootstock £18.95 Sold outalert me
Large  (4.5m+ after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Pyrodwarf rootstock £19.95 Sold outalert me

Trained fruit trees - pot-grown  (Deliveries Sept 2013 - April 2014)

Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) Fan 4-arm -12l pot - Quince A rootstock £49.95 Sold outalert me
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) Espalier 2-tier -12l pot - Quince A rootstock £49.95 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 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


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.

Varieties with similar picking times to Humbug

< Slightly earlier

Concorde

About the same time

Doyenne du Comice


Historical details

From the Ukraine.

Humbug® is a protected variety.


Botanical name

Pyrus communis Humbug




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