Mid-season pears


Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners1
Average4
Some needed

Fruit tree categories

Almond trees1
Apple trees25
Apricot trees7
Cherry trees11
Cider apple trees1
Crab apple trees2
Damson trees2
Fig trees4
Hazel trees2
Mirabelle trees3
Mulberry trees1
Nectarine trees2
Peach trees4
Pear trees5
Plum trees16
Quince trees3
Saskatoon bushes1
Walnut trees2

Stock availabilitytop


Tree form


1-year3
2-year bush-trained3
Patio-trained2
Half standard1
Cordon1

Supplied as


Bare-root4
Pot-grown2

Height after 10 years


Small (dwarf)
Medium (semi-dwarf)2
Large (semi-vigorous)4
Full-size (standard)

Rootstock


Quince A4
Quince Eline2

Usingtop


Picking season

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Very early
Early5
Mid5
Late16
Very late2

Keeping

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Does not keep
1-3 days
1 week3
2-3 weeks1
1-2 months1
3 months or more

Uses


Good for eating fresh5
Good for cooking1
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
22
3
43
5
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile1
Partially self-fertile1
Not self-fertile3

Ploidy

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Diploid4
Triploid1

Pollinating others

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Good
Average4
Poor1

Vigour

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Weak growing1
Slightly small
Average growth2
Slightly large2
Large
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-bearer1
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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Regular4
Biennial tendency1

Climatetop


Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance
Some resistance
Susceptible

Can be grown in


Temperate climates4
Mild / damp climates1
Warm climates3

Disease resistancetop


General resistance

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Good2
Average
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 resistance2
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 Kingdom2
United States1

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 1599
1600 - 1649
1650 - 1699
1700 - 1749
1750 - 17991
1800 - 1849
1850 - 1899
1900 - 19493
1950 - 19991
2000

Fruit colour


Green - light1
Green / Yellow1
Orange flush2

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Mid-season pears

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    Gorham Pear trees

    Gorham

    A reliable early 20th century American pear, with a sweet creamy flesh.  compare
    From £18.95
    Flowering: 4self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
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    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 £32.95
    Flowering: 2partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
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    Louise Bonne of Jersey Pear trees

    Louise Bonne of Jersey

    An attractive red-flushed French pear variety with sweet melting flesh.  compare
    From £18.95 to £26.95
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
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    Merton Pride Pear trees

    Merton Pride

    One of the best English pears, with a notably juicy buttery flesh.  compare
    From £18.95
    Flowering: 4(triploid)
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating 
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    Onward Pear trees

    Onward

    Onward is high quality dessert pear, related to Doyenne du Comice but easier to grow.  compare
    From £18.95 to £36.95
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating