Obelisk® pear treesPyrus communis
A useful dwarf pear tree for small gardens, it grows with a tidy upright habit and is self-fertile.
Obelisk pear trees for sale
BR11-year bare-root tree Quince A rootstock £33.75
(3m-4m after 10 years)
Pre-order now for delivery from September onwards for pot grown trees or December for bare-root trees and mixed orders.
Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.
Obelisk is a new columnar dwarf pear variety. It takes up very little space in the garden, as it grows with a particularly upright habit.
The medium-sized pears are mostly green, sometimes with a red flush, and ripen quite late - early to mid-October. They can be kept for several months over winter in a fridge or cold store, and have a mild flavour and firm flesh.
A further useful feature of Obelisk is that - unlike the vast majority of pears - it is reliably self-fertile and can be grown without another pear tree nearby for cross-pollination.
How to grow
We graft most of these trees on Quince A rootstock, which is usually semi-vigorous, but Obelisk is a naturally dwarfing variety and is unlikely to reach more than about 2.5m or so in the longer term, with a spread of less than 1m. The branches are not stubs (as in Ballerina apple trees) or spurs (as in cordon-trained apples and pears), instead they grow to a normal length - but they curve upwards and stay close to the main stem.
The naturally dwarf habit of Obelisk also makes this a good variety for growing in a large pot or planter on a terrace or patio.
Little or no pruning is required for this variety.
Advice on fruit tree pollination.
Obelisk was developed in Slovakia.
- Gardening skillAverage
- Flowering group3
- WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators
- Picking monthOctober
- Picking seasonLate
- Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
- Food usesEating fresh
- Country of originSlovakia