Autumn 2021We are selling out of many of the trees already this season. Please order as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Orange Pippin Trees UK logo

Do you have espalier-trained Concorde pear trees?


Asked by: Matthew  03-Jan-2018

I enquired about an espalier pear tree - Concorde - sometime back - at the time you were finding it difficult to locate stock. I'm still looking! I wonder - Do you have a non-espalier Concorde pear tree available that I could plant out now and perhaps espalier myself next year?


Thanks for getting back to us. Pre-trained pear trees are always in very short supply, and you may need to order in the spring for autumn delivery.

You can of course plant a 1-year bare-root pear tree and train it on yourself. The Quince A or PyroDwarf rootstocks are likely to give the best results.

Having said that, Concorde is not a particularly easy variety to train as an espalier, you are likely to have more success with Conference.

There is some more information about training as a fan or espalier on our website.

Note that it is easier to train as a fan rather than an espalier - fans are more forgiving if you end up with branches in not quite the right place.