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Humbug pear trees

Pyrus communis
Humbug is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
Humbug is an unusual pear variety, the fruits have distinctive green and yellow stripes.

Humbug pear trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Quince A rootstock £27.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Order now for delivery from November for pot grown trees or January onwards for bare-root trees. Mixed pot grown and bare-root trees orders will be sent out from January onwards.

A modern pear variety from the Ukraine, notable for its distinctive green and yellow stiped skin. Young shoots also have a variegated appearance in winter.

The relatively thick skin allows this pear to kept in a cold store for use in the winter, and it is sometimes known as the Easter Pear since stored fruits are brought out for Easter feasts.

How to grow

Humbug is generally a reliable and disease-free variety.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Humbug was developed in the Ukraine and is also know as Pysanka.

Humbug characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators

Using

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
  • Food usesEating freshCulinary
  • Flavour style (apples)Sweeter

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage

Identification

  • Country of originUkraine
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colourVarigated