Late-season pears

Varieties: 17 | Clear all

Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners1
Average14
Some needed2

Fruit tree categories

Almond trees1
Apple trees78
Apricot trees2
Cherry trees9
Cider apple trees11
Crab apple trees20
Damson trees6
Hazel trees3
Japanese Plums1
Medlar trees3
Mirabelle trees2
Nectarine trees3
Peach trees2
Pear trees17
Perry pear trees3
Plum trees15
Quince trees3
Walnut trees2

Stock availabilitytop


Tree form


1-year11
2-year1
2-year bush-trained5
Patio-trained2
Half standard5
Standard 1.75m4
Cordon3

Supplied as


Bare-root11
Pot-grown7

Height after 10 years


Small (dwarf)
Medium (semi-dwarf)3
Large (semi-vigorous)8
Full-size (standard)7

Rootstock


Pyrodwarf5
Pyrus c.3
Quince A8
Quince C1
Quince Eline3
Vigorous1

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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 week1
2-3 weeks10
1-2 months5
3 months or more1

Uses


Good for eating fresh15
Good for cooking6
Good for juice
Good for cider

Cooking result


Puree
Textured puree
Keeps shape1

Growingtop


Planting position


Full sun essential
Full sun preferred16
Tolerates partial shade
Tolerates north-facing shade

Flowering group

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1
21
37
48
51
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile1
Partially self-fertile3
Not self-fertile13

Ploidy

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Diploid16
Triploid1

Pollinating others

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Good2
Average11
Poor4

Vigour

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Weak growing3
Slightly small2
Average growth4
Slightly large6
Large2
Very large

Precocity

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Precocious3
Slow to start bearing1

Cropping


Heavy7
Good8
Light2

Fruit bearing

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Spur-bearer9
Free-spurring
Partial tip-bearer1
Tip-bearer

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening12
Fruit drops when ripe1
Ripens over a period2
Persistent

Bearing regularity

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Regular16
Biennial tendency

Climatetop


Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance3
Some resistance
Susceptible

Can be grown in


Temperate climates15
Mild / damp climates1
Warm climates12

Disease resistancetop


General resistance

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Good2
Average8
Poor2

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture2

Canker

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Very resistant
Some resistance1
Neutral
Some susceptibility2
Very susceptible1

Scab

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Very resistant1
Some resistance6
Neutral
Some susceptibility3
Very susceptible

Mildew

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility4
Very susceptible

Silverleaf

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Fruit identificationtop


Country of origin


Australia1
Belgium 5
France 6
Ukraine1
United Kingdom2
United States1

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 15991
1600 - 16491
1650 - 1699
1700 - 1749
1750 - 17992
1800 - 18498
1850 - 18992
1900 - 1949
1950 - 19992
2000

Fruit colour


Gold2
Green - light4
Green / Yellow3
Red - dark1
Red / Green1
Russet1
Varigated1
Yellow / Orange1
Yellow / Red1

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Late season pears

  • Pear trees
    Baronne de Mello Pear trees

    Baronne de Mello

    A high-quality dessert pear, developed by the famous 19th century Belgian enthusiast Van Mons.  compare
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Pear trees
    Beurre Bosc Pear trees

    Beurre Bosc

    A traditional French pear with buttery melting flesh.  compare
    From £18.95 to £19.95
    Flowering: 5
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Pear trees
    Beurre Hardy Pear trees

    Beurre Hardy

    A classic French pear with a very good flavour, but grows best in a warm sheltered situation.  compare
    From £18.45 to £35.45
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Pear trees

    Beurre Superfin

    A traditional French 19th century pear, widely considered one of the best for flavour.  compare
    From £18.45
    Flowering: 4partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Pear trees
    Black Worcester Pear trees

    Black Worcester

    The oldest true English pear, 16th century or earlier. Ideal for stewed pears.  compare
    From £19.45 to £35.45
    Flowering: 3(triploid)
    Pick: Very late-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • Pear trees
    Catillac Pear trees

    Catillac

    A very old French culinary pear, dating back to the reign of Louis XIV.  compare
    From £18.95 to £32.45
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking 
  • Pear trees
    Concorde Pear trees

    Concorde®  Best seller

    A marriage of Conference and Comice - Concorde is easy to grow, heavy crops, excellent flavour.  compare
    From £18.45 to £35.45
    Flowering: 4partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Pear trees
    Doyenne du Comice Pear trees

    Doyenne du Comice  Best seller

    Doyenne du Comice is arguably the best flavoured of all pears.  compare
    From £18.45 to £35.45
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Pear trees
    Durondeau Pear trees

    Durondeau

    An attractive Belgian pear from the early 19th century, with a good sweet flavour.  compare
    From £18.95
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Pear trees
    Fondante d'Automne Pear trees

    Fondante d'Automne

    An old fashioned French pear with a notably sweet flavour.  compare
    From £18.45
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Pear trees
    Glou Morceau Pear trees

    Glou Morceau

    A traditional 18th century Belgian pear with a notably rich sweet flavour.  compare
    From £18.95
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Pear trees

    Humbug®

    Humbug is an unusual pear variety, the fruits have distinctive green and yellow stripes.  compare
    From £19.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Pear trees
    Josephine de Malines Pear trees

    Josephine de Malines

    A classic 19th century winter pear with a high quality flavour.  compare
    From £29.45
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Very late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Pear trees
    Obelisk Pear trees

    Obelisk

    A useful dwarf pear tree for small gardens, it grows with a tidy columnar habit and is self-fertile.  compare
    From £18.95 to £35.45
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Pear trees
    Packham's Triumph Pear trees

    Packham's Triumph

    Perhaps the best known Australian pear, producing large quantities of small but sweet-flavoured pears.  compare
    From £18.95 to £27.95
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Pear trees
    Seckel Pear trees

    Seckel

    A small but exceptionally sweet red American pear from the 18th century.  compare
    From £29.00
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking 
  • Pear trees
    Winter Nelis Pear trees

    Winter Nelis

    A late-season dessert pear from Belgium, with an excellent sweet flavour.  compare
    From £18.45 to £32.45
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating