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Sensation pear trees

Pyrus communis
Sensation

Sensation is a red-coloured sport (natural mutation) of the popular Williams pear variety.

The skin has a red flush and the leaves may also develop a red tint.

The flavour is very good, and growth characteristics are similar to Williams.

Sensation 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 11.5L pot-grown tree Quince Eline rootstock £44.50
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • PG22-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree Quince A rootstock £43.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • PG3Premium half-standard 12L pot-grown tree Quince A rootstock £47.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Quince Eline interstem rootstock £27.95
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • BR21-year bare-root tree Quince A interstem rootstock £27.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR31-year bare-root tree Pyrodwarf rootstock £28.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering

You can pre-order now for delivery from 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

Like Williams, Sensation can be grown throughout the drier areas of the UK.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Australia. 1940s.

Sensation characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesWarm climates

Using

  • Picking seasonEarly
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1 week
  • Food usesEating fresh
  • Flavour style (apples)Sweeter

Problems

  • Disease resistancePoor
  • ScabSome susceptibility

Climate

    Identification

    • Country of originAustralia
    • Period of origin1900 - 1949
    • Fruit colourRed / Green