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Humbug pear trees

Pyrus communis

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.

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 £41.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Quince A rootstock £21.45
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

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

Using

  • CroppingGood
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Flavour qualityGood
  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
  • Flavour style (apples)Sweeter
  • Food usesEating freshCulinary
  • Discoloration of fruitSlightly oxidising (browns slowly)

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourAverage vigour
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage

Climate

  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)

Identification

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