Fruit tree catalogue

Varieties: 7 | Clear all

Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners3
Average2
Some needed2

Fruit tree categories

Pear trees7

Stock availabilitytop


Tree form


1-year5
2-year bush-trained1
Patio-trained1
Cordon1

Supplied as


Bare-root5
Pot-grown2

Height after 10 years


Small (dwarf)
Medium (semi-dwarf)7
Large (semi-vigorous)
Full-size (standard)

Rootstock


Pyrodwarf1
Pyrus c.3
Quince A13
Quince Eline7

Usingtop


Picking season

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Very early
Early1
Mid2
Late4
Very late

Keeping

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Does not keep
1-3 days
1 week3
2-3 weeks3
1-2 months1
3 months or more

Uses


Good for eating fresh7
Good for cooking
Good for juice
Good for cider

Cooking result


Puree
Textured puree
Keeps shape

Growingtop


Planting position


Full sun essential
Full sun preferred7
Tolerates partial shade
Tolerates north-facing shade

Flowering group

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1
21
32
44
5
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile1
Partially self-fertile2
Not self-fertile4

Ploidy

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Diploid7

Pollinating others

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Good1
Average5
Poor1

Vigour

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Weak growing2
Slightly small
Average growth4
Slightly large
Large1
Very large

Precocity

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Precocious2
Slow to start bearing

Cropping


Heavy4
Good2
Light1

Fruit bearing

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Spur-bearer5
Free-spurring
Partial tip-bearer1
Tip-bearer

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening7
Fruit drops when ripe
Ripens over a period
Persistent

Bearing regularity

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Regular7
Biennial tendency

Climatetop


Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance2
Some resistance
Susceptible

Can be grown in


Temperate climates6
Mild / damp climates1
Warm climates4

Disease resistancetop


General resistance

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Good
Average3
Poor2

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture2

Canker

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible1

Scab

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Very resistant
Some resistance4
Neutral
Some susceptibility3
Very susceptible

Mildew

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility3
Very susceptible

Silverleaf

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Fruit identificationtop


Country of origin


Belgium 1
France 2
United Kingdom4

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 1599
1600 - 1649
1650 - 1699
1700 - 1749
1750 - 17992
1800 - 18491
1850 - 18992
1900 - 19491
1950 - 19991
2000

Fruit colour


Green - light4
Green / Yellow1
Orange flush2

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  • Pear trees
    Concorde Pear trees

    Concorde®  Best seller

    A marriage of Conference and Comice - Concorde is easy to grow, heavy crops, excellent flavour.  compare
    From £19.50 to £37.95
    Flowering: 4partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Pear trees
    Conference Pear trees

    Conference  Best seller

    Conference is a popular and reliable English pear, well-suited to the UK climate.  compare
    From £19.50 to £37.95
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Pear trees
    Doyenne du Comice Pear trees

    Doyenne du Comice  Best seller

    Doyenne du Comice is arguably the best flavoured of all pears.  compare
    From £19.50 to £37.95
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Pear trees
    Louise Bonne of Jersey Pear trees

    Louise Bonne of Jersey

    An attractive red-flushed French pear variety with sweet melting flesh.  compare
    From £19.50 to £33.45
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Pear trees
    Onward Pear trees

    Onward

    Onward is high quality dessert pear, related to Doyenne du Comice but easier to grow.  compare
    From £19.50 to £37.95
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Pear trees
    Williams Pear trees

    Williams  Best seller

    Williams is a classic English pear, also known as Bartlett, with good flavour and quite easy to grow.  compare
    From £19.50 to £37.95
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Pear trees
    Winter Nelis Pear trees

    Winter Nelis

    A late-season dessert pear from Belgium, with an excellent sweet flavour.  compare
    From £19.50 to £33.45
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating