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Concorde pear trees

Pyrus communis
Concorde has received the RHS Award of Garden MeritConcorde is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
A marriage of Conference and Comice - Concorde is easy to grow, heavy crops, excellent flavour.

Concorde pear trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Quince C rootstock £27.50
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • BR2Cordon-trained bare-root tree Quince Eline rootstock £37.50
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  • BR31-year bare-root tree Quince A rootstock £27.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR42-year bush-trained bare-root tree Quince A rootstock £36.50
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  • BR52-year bare-root tree Quince A rootstock £36.50
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Concorde is without doubt one of the best pears for the UK. It is a fairly new variety, but combines the strengths of two classic 19th century varieties. From Conference it inherits reliability, cropping potential, and excellent suitability for the UK climate. From Doyenne du Comice it inherits top quality flavour. The result is a pear that has both an excellent flavor and yet grows well in the sometimes marginal conditions of an English summer.

The fruit is very similar to Conference in appearance, tall and pear shaped with extensive russet. The skin color is variable, normally a yellow-cream color but it may sometimes be flushed from exposure to sunlight.

How to grow

Concorde produces a compact upright tree.

Like all pears it can be difficult to tell ripeness on the tree, but if you lift and twist gently and the fruit comes away then it will be ready to pick. However leave the pears in a fruit bowl for a few days, until they become a golden yellow color - at this point they should be ripe and ready to eat.

Concorde is particularly suited to organic growing regimes, as it has some scab resistance.

Concorde is usually considered self-fertile, but in practice it performs much better if there is a compatible pollinator nearby.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Concorde was developed at the East Malling Research Station in the UK, in the 1970s. It is a cross betweeen Conference and Doyenne du Comice.

Concorde characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators

Using

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
  • Food usesEating fresh
  • Flavour style (apples)Sweeter

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • ScabSome susceptibility
  • CankerVery susceptible
  • MildewSome susceptibility

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colourGreen - light
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current)