Late-season pears

Varieties: 14 | Clear all

Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners2
Average10
Some needed2

Fruit tree categories

Apple trees51
Apricot trees2
Asian pear trees2
Cherry trees7
Cider apple trees8
Crab apple trees20
Damson trees4
Hazel trees2
Japanese Plums1
Medlar trees3
Mirabelle trees2
Nectarine trees3
Peach trees1
Pear trees14
Perry pear trees1
Plum trees13
Quince trees3
Walnut trees2

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Tree form


1-year7
2-year2
2-year bush-trained7
Patio-trained2
Half standard3
Standard 1.75m4

Supplied as


Bare-root9
Pot-grown8

Height after 10 years


Small (dwarf)
Medium (semi-dwarf)5
Large (semi-vigorous)9
Full-size (standard)4

Rootstock


Pyrodwarf1
Pyrus c.4
Quince A9
Quince Eline5

Usingtop


Picking season

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Very early
Early4
Mid5
Late12
Very late2

Keeping

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Does not keep
1-3 days
1 week1
2-3 weeks7
1-2 months5
3 months or more1

Uses


Good for eating fresh12
Good for cooking4
Good for juice
Good for cider

Cooking result


Puree
Textured puree
Keeps shape

Growingtop


Planting position


Full sun essential
Full sun preferred13
Tolerates partial shade
Tolerates north-facing shade

Flowering group

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1
21
36
47
5
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile2
Partially self-fertile2
Not self-fertile10

Ploidy

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Diploid12
Triploid2

Pollinating others

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Good2
Average9
Poor3

Vigour

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Weak growing3
Slightly small2
Average growth4
Slightly large4
Large1
Very large

Precocity

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Precocious3
Slow to start bearing1

Cropping


Heavy8
Good4
Light2

Fruit bearing

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

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening10
Fruit drops when ripe1
Ripens over a period1
Persistent

Bearing regularity

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Regular13
Biennial tendency

Climatetop


Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance2
Some resistance
Susceptible

Can be grown in


Temperate climates13
Mild / damp climates2
Warm climates11

Disease resistancetop


General resistance

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Good2
Average7
Poor1

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture2

Canker

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Very resistant
Some resistance1
Neutral
Some susceptibility1
Very susceptible1

Scab

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Very resistant1
Some resistance6
Neutral
Some susceptibility2
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 3
France 5
Ukraine1
United Kingdom3

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 15991
1600 - 16491
1650 - 1699
1700 - 1749
1750 - 17991
1800 - 18495
1850 - 18993
1900 - 1949
1950 - 19992
2000

Fruit colour


Green - light5
Green / Yellow3
Red - dark1
Russet1
Varigated1
Yellow / Red1

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Late season pears

  • 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 £19.50 to £37.95
    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 £19.50
    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 £19.50 to £37.95
    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 £19.50 to £33.45
    Flowering: 3(triploid)
    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 £19.50 to £37.95
    Flowering: 4partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Pear trees
    Conference Pear trees

    Conference  Best seller

    A popular and reliable English pear, Conference is perfectly suited to the English climate.  compare
    From £19.50 to £37.95
    Flowering: 3self-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 £19.50 to £37.95
    Flowering: 4
    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 £19.50
    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 £19.50
    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 £19.50 to £33.45
    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 £30.95
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Very late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Pear trees
    Obelisk Pear trees

    Obelisk  Best seller

    A useful dwarf pear tree for small gardens, it grows with a tidy upright habit and is self-fertile.  compare
    From £19.50 to £33.45
    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 £19.50
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating 
  • Pear trees
    Winter Nelis Pear trees

    Winter Nelis

    A late-season dessert pear from Belgium, with an excellent sweet flavour.  compare
    From £19.50 to £33.45
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating