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Santa Claus is a late-season dessert pear or winter pear. It is usually picked in October and then allowed to ripen in storage for Christmas.
The pears are large, and heavily russeted, with a sweet juicy flesh.
Santa Claus also has some ornamental appeal - the spring blossom is attractive and the leaves take on fiery-red tints in the autumn.
Santa Claus does best in a warm sheltered location. Cropping can be light in UK conditions.
Santa Claus is not self-fertile, but readily cross-pollinates with other late-flowering pears.
Advice on fruit tree pollination.
Santa Claus is thought to have originated from France in the 19th century. It was introduced to the RHS in the UK in 1905 by Colonel Brymer, who had obtained trees from Belgium.