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Pear trees
Beurre Hardy

A classic French pear with a very good flavour, but grows best in a warm sheltered situation.
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Pear trees
Beurre Hardy
Picking seasonLate
CroppingGood
Keeping (of fruit)1 week
Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
Flavour qualityVery good
WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
Flavour style (apples)Aromatic
Food usesEating fresh
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Growing


Pear trees
Beurre Hardy
Gardening skillBeginner
Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
Flowering group4
Pollinating othersPoor
PloidyDiploid
VigourSlightly large
PrecocitySlow to start bearing
Bearing regularityRegular
Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
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Problems


Pear trees
Beurre Hardy
Disease resistanceAverage
ScabSome resistance
MildewSome susceptibility
FireblightSome susceptibility
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Climate


Pear trees
Beurre Hardy
Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
Warm climates
Summer average maximum temperaturesWarm (25-30C / 76-85F)
Frost resistance of blossomGood resistance
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Identification


Pear trees
Beurre Hardy
Country of originFrance
Period of origin1800 - 1849
Flower colourWhite
Leaf colourGreen
Fruit colourRusset
AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
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