Packham's Triumph pear trees

Packham's Triumph pear tree

Packham's Triumph is a 19th century Australian pear, which produces abundant crops of well-flavoured golden-green pears.

It is hardy and easy to grow, but benefits from a sheltered sunny position.

Packham's Triumph pear trees for sale

Order now for delivery in September (pot-grown) or December (bare-root).

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Bare-root fruit trees

Full size  (6m+ after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Pyrus c. rootstock £19.45

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 Packham's Triumph

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Slightly small?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Fruit drops when ripe?
  • Canker: Some susceptibility?
  • Fireblight: Some susceptibility?

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: Australia
  • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colour: Green - light
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green

Climate

Pollination guide for Packham's Triumph

Packham's Triumph is in flowering group 3. Packham's Triumph 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.

How to grow Packham's Triumph pear trees

As might be expected of an Australian pear variety, Packham's Triumph likes a sheltered position, a dry climate, and plenty of sun. If these requirements are met it is easy to grow and a heavy and reliable cropper.

Whilst it is usual to pick pears in the UK slightly under-ripe to allow ripening in a fruit bowel, you may want to experiment with letting Packham's Triumph ripen on the tree.

Fruit size can be slightly small if the tree is allowed to set too heavy a crop - if this happens, thin the fruitlets in June.

Packham's Triumph is particularly suitable for cross-pollination with Josephine de Malines, and also the Asian pear variety Nijisseiki.

Historical details

Packham's Triumph was developed by Charles Packham of Molong, New South Wales, Australia, in the 1890s. Packham was a commercial grower and this was a period of dramatic expansion of the New South Wales orchard industry. The new variety's reliable cropping and good keeping qualities made it an immediate success.

Packham's Triumph inherits its flavour from the well-known and high quality Williams Bon Chretien pear, also known as Bartlett.

Its other parent is a rare variety called Uvedale's St. Germain which was found in England in the 17th century, although it may have been imported from France. This pear, primarily used as a culinary variety, appears to have contributed long keeping and reliability to the mix.

Botanical name

Pyrus communis 'Packham's Triumph'


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