Invincible® Pear trees

Invincible pear tree

Invincible is a typical modern French pear, with a sweet and juicy flesh, and a hint of violet.

Despite its delicate flavour, Invincible is one of the hardiest pear varieties, good for difficult situations which other pears would not tolerate.

The fruit can be kept for a few months in store.

Invincible® is a protected variety.

Invincible pear trees for sale

Order now for delivery from 13th December

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Pot-grown fruit trees

Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - Quince A rootstock £33.45

Bare-root fruit trees

Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - bare-root - Quince A rootstock £27.95 Sold outalert me
Large  (4.5m+ after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Pyrodwarf rootstock £19.50 Sold outalert me
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) Half-standard - bare-root - Quince A rootstock £30.95 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.

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 Invincible

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Partially self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 2?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Precocity: Precocious?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Organic / no-spray culture?

Uses

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

Identification

  • Country of origin: France
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Green - light
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Best sellers?

Climate

  • Warm climates?
  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters
  • Mild / damp climates?
  • UK Zone 2 - Northern UK: Yes
    One of the best pears for difficult locations
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Invincible

Invincible is in flowering group 2. Invincible is partially self-fertile, but fruiting will be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby.

How to grow Invincible pear trees

Pears tend to come into blossom quite early in the spring, putting the blossom at risk from late frosts. If this happens Invincible, unusually, will often produce a second set of blossom.

Invincible also comes into bearing at a younger age than most other pear varieties, so you won't have as long to wait for the fruit to arrive.

Despite its hardy resilience, as with all pears it is best planted in full sun to achieve the best flavours.

Historical details

Delbard nursery, France, 20th century. Sometimes known as Fertilia.

Invincible® is a protected variety.

Botanical name

Pyrus communis 'Invincible'


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