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Humbug pear trees

Pyrus communis
Humbug is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3
Humbug is an unusual pear variety, the fruits have distinctive green and yellow stripes.

Humbug pear trees for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree Quince A rootstock £57.75
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Pyrodwarf rootstock £40.50
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering

You can pre-order now, deliveries start in September.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

A modern pear variety from the Ukraine, notable for its distinctive green and yellow stiped skin. Young shoots also have a variegated appearance in winter.

The relatively thick skin allows this pear to kept in a cold store for use in the winter, and it is sometimes known as the Easter Pear since stored fruits are brought out for Easter feasts.

How to grow

Humbug is generally a reliable and disease-free variety.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Humbug was developed in the Ukraine and is also know as Pysanka.

Humbug characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates

Using

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
  • Food usesEating freshCulinary

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage

Identification

  • Country of originUkraine
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colourVarigated