Mid-season pears


Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners2
Average4
Some needed

Fruit tree categories

Almond trees1
Apple trees25
Apricot trees5
Cherry trees10
Cider apple trees1
Crab apple trees2
Damson trees2
Fig trees1
Hazel trees2
Mirabelle trees3
Mulberry trees1
Nectarine trees2
Peach trees4
Pear trees6
Plum trees14
Quince trees3
Saskatoon bushes1
Walnut trees2

Stock availabilitytop


Tree form



Supplied as


Bare-root
Pot-grown

Height after 10 years


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

Rootstock



Usingtop


Picking season

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Very early
Early5
Mid6
Late15
Very late2

Keeping

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Does not keep
1-3 days
1 week3
2-3 weeks2
1-2 months1
3 months or more

Uses


Good for eating fresh6
Good for cooking1
Good for juice
Good for cider

Cooking result


Puree
Textured puree
Keeps shape

Growingtop


Planting position


Full sun essential
Full sun preferred6
Tolerates partial shade
Tolerates north-facing shade

Flowering group

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1
22
31
43
5
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile2
Partially self-fertile1
Not self-fertile3

Ploidy

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Diploid5
Triploid1

Pollinating others

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Good1
Average4
Poor1

Vigour

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Weak growing1
Slightly small
Average growth3
Slightly large2
Large
Very large

Precocity

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Precocious2
Slow to start bearing

Cropping


Heavy2
Good4
Light

Fruit bearing

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

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening6
Fruit drops when ripe
Ripens over a period
Persistent

Bearing regularity

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Regular5
Biennial tendency1

Climatetop


Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance
Some resistance
Susceptible

Can be grown in


Temperate climates5
Mild / damp climates2
Warm climates4

Disease resistancetop


General resistance

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Good2
Average1
Poor

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture3

Canker

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Scab

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Very resistant1
Some resistance3
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Mildew

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Very resistant
Some resistance1
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Silverleaf

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Fruit identificationtop


Country of origin


France 2
United Kingdom3
United States1

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 1599
1600 - 1649
1650 - 1699
1700 - 1749
1750 - 17991
1800 - 1849
1850 - 18991
1900 - 19493
1950 - 19991
2000

Fruit colour


Green - light2
Green / Yellow1
Orange flush2

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Mid-season pears

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    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 
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    Gorham Pear trees

    Gorham

    A reliable early 20th century American pear, with a sweet creamy flesh.  compare
    From £18.45
    Flowering: 4self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • 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
    Louise Bonne of Jersey Pear trees

    Louise Bonne of Jersey

    An attractive red-flushed French pear variety with sweet melting flesh.  compare
    From £18.45 to £27.95
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Pear trees
    Merton Pride Pear trees

    Merton Pride

    One of the best English pears, with a notably juicy buttery flesh.  compare
    From £18.45 to £32.45
    Flowering: 4(triploid)
    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 £18.45 to £55.00
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating