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Sensation pear trees

Pyrus communis
Orange Pippin
Sensation is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
A red-coloured sport of the popular Williams pear, with a similar good flavour.

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.

  • PG1Premium half-standard 12L pot-grown tree Quince A rootstock £56.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Quince Eline interstem rootstock £34.25
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • BR21-year bare-root tree Quince A interstem rootstock £34.25
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Pre-order now for delivery from September onwards for pot grown trees or December for bare-root trees and mixed orders.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

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.

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
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesWarm climates
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators

Using

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

Problems

  • Disease resistancePoor
  • ScabSome susceptibility

Identification

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

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