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Fruit tree comparison - Merton Pride
Pear trees

Merton Pride

One of the best English pears, with a notably juicy buttery flesh.  Remove this variety from the comparison

Growing

Gardening skill?Average
CroppingGood
Fertility?Not self-fertile
Flowering group?4
Pollinating others?Poor
Ploidy?Triploid
Vigour?Slightly large
Bearing regularity?Biennial tendency
Growth habitUpright
Fruit bearing?Spur-bearer
Fruit persistence?Normal ripening

Using

Picking season?Mid
Use / keeping?1 week
Flavour quality?Very good
Flavour styleSweeter

Looking after

Overall disease resistance?Good

Identification

Country of originUnited Kingdom
Period of origin1900 - 1949
Blossom colourWhite
Leaf colourGreen