Early-season pears


Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners2
Average3
Some needed

Fruit tree categories

Apple trees14
Apricot trees2
Cherry trees5
Cider apple trees2
Crab apple trees3
Damson trees2
Japanese Plums1
Mirabelle trees1
Mulberry trees3
Nectarine trees1
Peach trees2
Pear trees5
Perry pear trees1
Plum trees6
Saskatoon bushes2
Walnut trees1

Stock availabilitytop


Tree form


1-year4
2-year1
2-year bush-trained3
Patio-trained3
Half standard1
Cordon1

Supplied as


Bare-root5
Pot-grown3

Height after 10 years


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

Rootstock


Pyrodwarf3
Pyrus c.1
Quince A4
Quince Eline3

Usingtop


Picking season

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Very early
Early5
Mid5
Late16
Very late2

Keeping

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Does not keep
1-3 days1
1 week4
2-3 weeks
1-2 months
3 months or more

Uses


Good for eating fresh5
Good for cooking2
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
2
34
41
5
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile
Partially self-fertile1
Not self-fertile4

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 growth2
Slightly large1
Large1
Very large

Precocity

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Precocious1
Slow to start bearing

Cropping


Heavy1
Good4
Light

Fruit bearing

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Spur-bearer4
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 resistance2
Some resistance
Susceptible

Can be grown in


Temperate climates5
Mild / damp climates
Warm climates4

Disease resistancetop


General resistance

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Good1
Average
Poor3

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture1

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 susceptible1

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
United States2

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 1599
1600 - 1649
1650 - 1699
1700 - 1749
1750 - 17991
1800 - 1849
1850 - 18991
1900 - 19492
1950 - 19991
2000

Fruit colour


Green - light3
Red / Green1
Yellow / Orange1

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    Pick: Early-season
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    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Early-season
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    Sensation

    A red-coloured sport of the popular Williams pear, with a similar good flavour.  compare
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    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating 
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    Williams  Best seller

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    From £18.95 to £36.95
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating