Early-season pears


Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners2
Average1
Some needed

Fruit tree categories

Apple trees10
Apricot trees3
Cherry trees5
Cider apple trees1
Crab apple trees3
Damson trees1
Mirabelle trees1
Mulberry trees2
Peach trees2
Pear trees3
Perry pear trees1
Plum trees5
Saskatoon bushes2
Walnut trees1

Stock availabilitytop


Tree form


1-year2
2-year1
2-year bush-trained3
Half standard2
Standard 1.75m1
Cordon2

Supplied as


Bare-root3
Pot-grown3

Height after 10 years


Small (dwarf)
Medium (semi-dwarf)1
Large (semi-vigorous)3
Full-size (standard)1

Rootstock


Pyrus c.1
Quince A3
Quince Eline1

Usingtop


Picking season

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Very early
Early3
Mid4
Late12
Very late2

Keeping

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

Uses


Good for eating fresh3
Good for cooking
Good for juice
Good for cider

Cooking result


Puree
Textured puree
Keeps shape

Growingtop


Planting position


Full sun essential
Full sun preferred3
Tolerates partial shade
Tolerates north-facing shade

Flowering group

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1
2
33
4
5
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile
Partially self-fertile1
Not self-fertile2

Ploidy

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Diploid3

Pollinating others

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Good
Average3
Poor

Vigour

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Weak growing1
Slightly small
Average growth2
Slightly large
Large
Very large

Precocity

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Precocious
Slow to start bearing

Cropping


Heavy1
Good2
Light

Fruit bearing

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Spur-bearer3
Free-spurring
Partial tip-bearer
Tip-bearer

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening3
Fruit drops when ripe
Ripens over a period
Persistent

Bearing regularity

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Regular3
Biennial tendency

Climatetop


Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance2
Some resistance
Susceptible

Can be grown in


Temperate climates3
Mild / damp climates
Warm climates2

Disease resistancetop


General resistance

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Good
Average
Poor2

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture

Canker

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Scab

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Very resistant
Some resistance1
Neutral
Some susceptibility2
Very susceptible

Mildew

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Silverleaf

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Fruit identificationtop


Country of origin


Australia1
United Kingdom2

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 1599
1600 - 1649
1650 - 1699
1700 - 1749
1750 - 17991
1800 - 1849
1850 - 1899
1900 - 19492
1950 - 1999
2000

Fruit colour


Green - light2
Red / Green1

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    From £19.50 to £37.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating 
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    Sensation

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    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating 
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    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