Pear trees for beginners

Varieties: 5 | Clear all

Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners5
Average20
Some needed2

Fruit tree categories

Apple trees32
Apricot trees1
Cherry trees6
Cider apple trees2
Crab apple trees7
Damson trees3
Hazel trees2
Mirabelle trees3
Pear trees5
Plum trees11
Quince trees1

Stock availabilitytop


Tree form


1-year3
2-year2
2-year bush-trained4
Patio-trained2
Half standard1
Standard 1.75m3
Cordon4

Supplied as


Bare-root4
Pot-grown4

Height after 10 years


Small (dwarf)
Medium (semi-dwarf)3
Large (semi-vigorous)4
Full-size (standard)3

Rootstock


Pyrodwarf1
Pyrus c.3
Quince A4
Quince C3
Quince Eline1

Usingtop


Picking season

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Very early
Early2
Mid2
Late1
Very late

Keeping

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Does not keep
1-3 days
1 week2
2-3 weeks3
1-2 months
3 months or more

Uses


Good for eating fresh5
Good for cooking
Good for juice
Good for cider

Cooking result


Puree
Textured puree
Keeps shape

Growingtop


Planting position


Full sun essential
Full sun preferred5
Tolerates partial shade
Tolerates north-facing shade

Flowering group

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1
21
33
41
5
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile1
Partially self-fertile3
Not self-fertile1

Ploidy

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Diploid5

Pollinating others

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Good1
Average4
Poor

Vigour

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Weak growing1
Slightly small
Average growth4
Slightly large
Large
Very large

Precocity

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Precocious3
Slow to start bearing

Cropping


Heavy3
Good2
Light

Fruit bearing

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

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening5
Fruit drops when ripe
Ripens over a period
Persistent

Bearing regularity

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Regular5
Biennial tendency

Climatetop


Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance1
Some resistance
Susceptible

Can be grown in


Temperate climates5
Mild / damp climates2
Warm climates3

Disease resistancetop


General resistance

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Good
Average2
Poor1

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 resistance2
Neutral
Some susceptibility2
Very susceptible

Mildew

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility1
Very susceptible

Silverleaf

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Fruit identificationtop


Country of origin


France 1
United Kingdom4

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 1599
1600 - 1649
1650 - 1699
1700 - 1749
1750 - 17991
1800 - 1849
1850 - 18991
1900 - 19491
1950 - 19992
2000

Fruit colour


Green - light5

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Pear trees for beginners

  • Pear trees
    Beth Pear trees

    Beth

    An easy and reliable early-season pear, with a very good melting flavour.  compare
    From £18.45 to £55.00
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Pear trees
    Concorde Pear trees

    Concorde®

    A marriage of Conference and Comice - Concorde is easy to grow, heavy crops, excellent flavour.  compare
    From £18.45 to £55.00
    Flowering: 4partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Pear trees
    Conference Pear trees

    Conference

    A popular and reliable English pear, Conference is perfectly suited to the English climate.  compare
    From £18.45 to £55.00
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Pear trees
    Invincible Pear trees

    Invincible®

    Invincible is a good-flavour pear which can cope with more difficult conditions than most pears.  compare
    From £18.95 to £55.00
    Flowering: 2partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Pear trees
    Williams Pear trees

    Williams

    Williams is a classic English pear, also known as Bartlett, with good flavour and quite easy to grow.  compare
    From £18.45 to £35.45
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating