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Invincible pear trees

Pyrus communis

Invincible is a typical modern French pear, with a sweet and juicy flesh, and a hint of violet.

Despite its delicate flavour, Invincible is one of the hardiest pear varieties, good for difficult situations which other pears would not tolerate.

The fruit can be kept for a few months in store.

Invincible is a good pollinator of most other pear varieties.

Invincible pear trees for sale


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

  • PG12-year bush-trained 11.5L pot-grown tree Quince Eline rootstock £42.95
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • PG22-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree Quince A rootstock £42.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • PG3Premium half-standard 12L pot-grown tree Quince A rootstock £47.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)


  • BR11-year bare-root tree Quince Eline interstem rootstock £25.50
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • BR21-year bare-root tree Quince A interstem rootstock £25.95
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • BR31-year bare-root tree Pyrodwarf rootstock £26.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

You can pre-order now for delivery from late August / early September 2021 for pot grown trees (or late November / early December for bare-root). You do not need to pay at this stage - just add items to the basket and checkout as usual.

How to grow

Pears tend to come into blossom quite early in the spring, putting the blossom at risk from late frosts. If this happens Invincible, unusually, will often produce a second set of blossom.

Invincible also comes into bearing at a younger age than most other pear varieties, so you won't have as long to wait for the fruit to arrive.

Despite its hardy resilience, as with all pears it is best planted in full sun to achieve the best flavours.

Invincible is one of a small number of pear varieties that are not fully compatible with some of the Quince rootstocks, which are widely used for controlling the height of pear trees. Therefore we sometimes use an "inter-stem" of a different but compatible pear variety, so you may notice two graft unions at the base of the stem.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.


Invincible was introduced by the Delbard nursery, France. It is sometimes known as Fertilia.

Invincible characteristics


  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersGood
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climatesWarm climates


  • Picking seasonMid
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
  • Food usesEating fresh




      • Country of originFrance
      • Period of origin1950 - 1999
      • Fruit colourGreen - light