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Pollination of Merton Pride pear trees

Merton Pride (Pyrus communis)  is in flowering group 4. Merton Pride is a triploid variety which will not pollinate other pear varieties. You will either need two pollination partners nearby which must each be different varieties and able to cross-pollinate each other as well as the Merton Pride, or a single self-fertile compatible pollination partner.Choose another variety

Varieties that will pollinate Merton Pride in our catalogue

  • Bethin stock

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    An easy and reliable early-season pear, with a very good melting flavour.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Early
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Quince Eline
    • Quince A
  • Beurre Superfinin stock

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    A traditional French 19th century pear, widely considered one of the best for flavour.
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Pyrodwarf
  • Blakeney Red

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    A popular perry pear, and one of the most reliable croppers. Produces a medium-tannin juice.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Brandy

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      A mid-season English perry pear which produces a low-tannin juice.
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Not self-fertile
      • Picking: Late
      • Celebration NUVAR

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        Nuvar Celeberation is a large modern dessert pear.
        • Flowering group: 3
        • Not self-fertile
        • Picking: Late
        • Christiein stock

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          Christie is a traditional Scottish dessert pear.
          • Flowering group: 3
          • Not self-fertile
          • Picking:
          • Available rootstocks:
          • Quince A
        • Clapps Favouritein stock

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          An attractive red-flushed early-season pear from the USA.
          • Flowering group: 4
          • Not self-fertile
          • Picking: Early
          • Available rootstocks:
          • Pyrodwarf
        • Concordein stock

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          A marriage of Conference and Comice - Concorde is easy to grow, heavy crops, excellent flavour.
          • Flowering group: 4
          • Partially self-fertile
          • Picking: Late
          • Available rootstocks:
          • Quince C
          • Quince Eline
          • Quince A
          • Pyrodwarf
        • Conferencein stock

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          Conference is a popular and reliable English pear, well-suited to the UK climate.
          • Flowering group: 3
          • Good pollinator
          • Self-fertile
          • Picking: Mid
          • Available rootstocks:
          • Quince C
          • Quince Eline
          • Quince Adams
          • Quince A
          • Pyrodwarf
          • Pyrus c. Kirchensaller
        • Conference Moors Giantin stock

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          Moors Giant is a natural sport of the popular Conference pear - all the same qualities, but with much larger fruit size.
          • Flowering group: 3
          • Good pollinator
          • Self-fertile
          • Picking: Mid
          • Available rootstocks:
          • Quince A
        • Fondante d'Automnein stock

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          An old fashioned French pear with a notably sweet flavour.
          • Flowering group: 4
          • Not self-fertile
          • Picking: Late
          • Available rootstocks:
          • Pyrodwarf
        • Ginin stock

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          A rare English perry pear variety with good disease resistance and medium acid and tannins.
          • Flowering group: 3
          • Not self-fertile
          • Picking: Very late
          • Available rootstocks:
          • Pyrus c. Kirchensaller
        • Gorhamin stock

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          A reliable early 20th century American pear, with a sweet creamy flesh.
          • Flowering group: 4
          • Self-fertile
          • Picking: Mid
          • Available rootstocks:
          • Pyrodwarf
        • Green Horsein stock

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          A traditional Gloucestershire perry pear, which produces a low tannin perry.
          • Flowering group: 5
          • Not self-fertile
          • Picking: Late
          • Available rootstocks:
          • Pyrus c. Kirchensaller
        • Hendre Huffcapin stock

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          A well-known English perry pear variety, and a reliable cropper. Makes a light, low-tannin perry.
          • Flowering group: 3
          • Not self-fertile
          • Picking: Late
          • Available rootstocks:
          • Pyrus c. Kirchensaller
        • Humbugin stock

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          Humbug is an unusual pear variety, the fruits have distinctive green and yellow stripes.
          • Flowering group: 3
          • Not self-fertile
          • Picking: Late
          • Available rootstocks:
          • Quince A
          • Pyrodwarf
        • Josephine de Malinesin stock

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          A classic 19th century winter pear with a high quality flavour.
          • Flowering group: 4
          • Not self-fertile
          • Picking: Very late
          • Available rootstocks:
          • Pyrodwarf
        • Moonglowin stock

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          A high quality early season dessert and culinary pear, very resistant to fireblight.
          • Flowering group: 3
          • Good pollinator
          • Not self-fertile
          • Picking: Early
          • Available rootstocks:
          • Quince A
          • Pyrodwarf
        • Obeliskin stock

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          A useful dwarf pear tree for small gardens, it grows with a tidy upright habit and is self-fertile.
          • Flowering group: 3
          • Self-fertile
          • Picking: Late
          • Available rootstocks:
          • Quince A
          • Pyrodwarf
        • Olympicin stock

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          Olympic has potentially the largest fruits of any Asian pear variety.
          • Flowering group: 4
          • Not self-fertile
          • Picking: Late
          • Available rootstocks:
          • Pyrodwarf
        • Onwardin stock

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          Onward is high quality dessert pear, related to Doyenne du Comice but easier to grow.
          • Flowering group: 4
          • Not self-fertile
          • Picking: Mid
          • Available rootstocks:
          • Quince Eline
          • Quince A
        • Packham's Triumphin stock

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          Perhaps the best known Australian pear, producing large quantities of small but sweet-flavoured pears.
          • Flowering group: 3
          • Not self-fertile
          • Picking: Late
          • Available rootstocks:
          • Pyrodwarf
        • Santa Clausin stock

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          As the name suggests, Santa Claus is a late ripening dessert pear which keeps until Christmas.
          • Flowering group: 4
          • Not self-fertile
          • Picking: Very late
          • Available rootstocks:
          • Quince A
          • Pyrodwarf
        • Sensationin stock

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          A red-coloured sport of the popular Williams pear, with a similar good flavour.
          • Flowering group: 3
          • Not self-fertile
          • Picking: Early
          • Available rootstocks:
          • Quince A
          • Pyrodwarf
        • Thornin stock

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          An ancient pear variety from Gloucestershire, now used mainly for perry production.
          • Flowering group: 3
          • Not self-fertile
          • Picking:
          • Available rootstocks:
          • Pyrus c. Kirchensaller
        • Winnals Longdonin stock

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          A traditional Herefordshire perry pear variety, produces a low tannin perry.
          • Flowering group: 3
          • Not self-fertile
          • Picking: Late
          • Available rootstocks:
          • Pyrus c. Kirchensaller
        • Winter Nelisin stock

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          A late-season dessert pear from Belgium, with an excellent sweet flavour.
          • Flowering group: 4
          • Not self-fertile
          • Picking: Late
          • Available rootstocks:
          • Quince Eline
          • Quince A
        • Yellow Huffcapin stock

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          Yellow Huffcap is a well-known English perry pear.
          • Flowering group: 3
          • Not self-fertile
          • Picking:
          • Available rootstocks:
          • Pyrus c. Kirchensaller