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Pear trees

We have an extensive range of pear trees and can advise on choosing the best pear trees for your garden or orchard project.

  • Benita Rafzas®

    Benita Rafzas is an unusual cross between an Asian and European pear.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 2
  • Beth

    Beth pear trees
    An easy and reliable early-season pear, with a very good melting flavour.
    £47.50 - £56.25buy
    • Picking season: Early
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
  • Beurre Hardy

    Beurre Hardy pear trees
    A classic French pear with a very good flavour, but grows best in a warm sheltered situation.
    £44.00 - £60.50buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
  • Beurre Superfin

    Beurre Superfin pear trees
    A traditional French 19th century pear, widely considered one of the best for flavour.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
  • Black Worcester

    Black Worcester pear trees
    The oldest true English pear, 16th century or earlier. Ideal for stewed pears.
    £35.00 - £62.00buy
    • Picking season: Very late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
  • Catillac

    Catillac pear trees
    A very old French culinary pear, dating back to the reign of Louis XIV.
    £40.50 - £56.25buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Awards: RHS AGM (former)
  • Celebration NUVAR®

    Celebration NUVAR pear trees
    Nuvar Celeberation is a large modern dessert pear.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
  • Chanticleer

    Chanticleer is an attractive ornamental pear, grown for its spring blossom and autumn leaf colours.
    £70.00buy
    • Awards: RHS AGM (former)
  • Christie

    Christie is a traditional Scottish dessert pear.
    £35.00 - £56.25buy
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
  • Clapps Favourite

    Clapps Favourite pear trees
    An attractive red-flushed early-season pear from the USA.
    £38.25buy
    • Picking season: Early
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
  • Concorde

    Concorde pear trees
    A marriage of Conference and Comice - Concorde is easy to grow, heavy crops, excellent flavour.
    £35.00 - £62.00buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
  • Conference

    Conference pear trees
    Conference is a popular and reliable English pear, well-suited to the UK climate.
    £35.00 - £56.25buy
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
  • Conference Moors Giant®

    Moors Giant is a natural sport of the popular Conference pear - all the same qualities, but with much larger fruit size.
    £57.50buy
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
  • Doyenne du Comice

    Doyenne du Comice pear trees
    Doyenne du Comice is arguably the best flavoured of all pears.
    £40.50 - £62.00buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
  • Fondante d'Automne

    Fondante d'Automne pear trees
    An old fashioned French pear with a notably sweet flavour.
    £40.50buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
  • Glou Morceau

    Glou Morceau pear trees
    A traditional 18th century Belgian pear with a notably rich sweet flavour.
    £38.25buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 2
  • Gorham

    Gorham pear trees
    A reliable early 20th century American pear, with a sweet creamy flesh.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
  • Humbug

    Humbug is an unusual pear variety, the fruits have distinctive green and yellow stripes.
    £40.50 - £56.25buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
  • Invincible

    Invincible pear trees
    Invincible is a high quality pear which can also cope with difficult conditions.
    £40.50 - £57.50buy
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 2
  • Jargonelle

    Jargonelle is a sweet early summer pear, and will grow in most situations.
    £40.50buy
    • Picking season: Early
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
  • Josephine de Malines

    Josephine de Malines pear trees
    A classic 19th century winter pear with a high quality flavour.
    £40.50buy
    • Picking season: Very late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
  • Kumoi

    Kumoi asian pear trees
    One of the most popular Asian pears, with a firm flesh and sweet flavour.
    £40.50 - £60.50buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 2
  • Louise Bonne of Jersey

    Louise Bonne of Jersey pear trees
    An attractive red-flushed French pear variety with sweet melting flesh.
    £44.00 - £56.25buy
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Awards: RHS AGM (former)
  • Merton Pride

    Merton Pride pear trees
    One of the best English pears, with a notably juicy buttery flesh.
    £40.50buy
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
  • Moonglow

    Moonglow pear trees
    A high quality early season dessert and culinary pear, very resistant to fireblight.
    £38.25 - £40.50buy
    • Picking season: Early
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
  • Obelisk®

    Obelisk pear trees
    A useful dwarf pear tree for small gardens, it grows with a tidy upright habit and is self-fertile.
    £35.00 - £62.00buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
  • Olympic

    Olympic has potentially the largest fruits of any Asian pear variety.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
  • Onward

    Onward pear trees
    Onward is high quality dessert pear, related to Doyenne du Comice but easier to grow.
    £44.00 - £62.00buy
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Awards: RHS AGM (former)
  • Packham's Triumph

    Packham's Triumph pear trees
    Perhaps the best known Australian pear, producing large quantities of small but sweet-flavoured pears.
    £40.50buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
  • Pendula

    A very attractive flowering pear tree, notable for its distinctive weeping branches, and silver-green leaves.
    £46.50 - £70.00buy
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
  • Pitmaston Duchess

    Pitmaston Duchess pear trees
    Pitmaston Duchess is a traditional English dual-purpose, noted for the very large size of its pears.
    £40.50buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Awards: RHS AGM (former)
  • Santa Claus

    Santa Claus pear trees
    As the name suggests, Santa Claus is a late ripening dessert pear which keeps until Christmas.
    £40.50 - £56.25buy
    • Picking season: Very late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
  • Sensation

    Sensation pear trees
    A red-coloured sport of the popular Williams pear, with a similar good flavour.
    £38.25 - £56.25buy
    • Picking season: Early
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
  • Shinseiki

    Shinseiki asian pear trees
    This popular Asian pear variety is well suited to the UK climate, and produces crisp sweet-flavoured pears.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 2
  • Shipova

    Shipova is a rare pear / whitebeam hybrid, producing small pear-like edible fruits.
    £37.50buy
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Silver Sails

    An attractive upright flowering pear tree with silvery green foliage, and small ornamental fruits.
    £46.50 - £70.00buy
  • Thorn

    Thorn pear trees
    An ancient pear variety from Gloucestershire, now used mainly for perry production.
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
  • Williams

    Williams pear trees
    Williams is a classic English pear, also known as Bartlett, with good flavour and quite easy to grow.
    £35.00 - £62.00buy
    • Picking season: Early
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Awards: RHS AGM (former)
  • Winter Nelis

    Winter Nelis pear trees
    A late-season dessert pear from Belgium, with an excellent sweet flavour.
    £56.25buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4


How to choose Pear trees

Pears are related to apples, and most of the horticultural requirements and challenges of apples apply also to growing pear trees. However pear trees are a bit more demanding than apple trees - they prefer slightly warmer conditions and are a bit less tolerant of soil and situation, and crop yields are lower.

On the plus side, pear trees are less susceptible to the various pests and diseases commonly experienced with apples.

When it comes to flavour, pears have an aura of exclusivity which you don't tend to find in apples.

Although there are some culinary pear varieties, all the ones we offer are dessert pears - good for eating fresh, but also useful for culinary purposes too.

Pears are fundamentally self-sterile so will require a pollination partner, in other words a compatible pear tree of a different variety growing nearby. Even the varieties we list as self-fertile will be far more productive with a pollination partner. Conference is probably the only pear variety that is reliably self-fertile.