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Invincible pear trees

Pyrus communis

Invincible is a typical modern French pear, with a sweet and juicy flesh, and a hint of violet.

Despite its delicate flavour, Invincible is one of the hardiest pear varieties, good for difficult situations which other pears would not tolerate.

The fruit can be kept for a few months in store.

Invincible pear trees for sale


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 £42.50
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • PG22-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree Quince A rootstock £41.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • PG3Premium half-standard 12L pot-grown tree Quince A rootstock £46.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock


  • BR11-year bare-root tree Quince Eline interstem rootstock £22.95
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • BR21-year bare-root tree Quince A interstem rootstock £22.95
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)

How to grow

Pears tend to come into blossom quite early in the spring, putting the blossom at risk from late frosts. If this happens Invincible, unusually, will often produce a second set of blossom.

Invincible also comes into bearing at a younger age than most other pear varieties, so you won't have as long to wait for the fruit to arrive.

Despite its hardy resilience, as with all pears it is best planted in full sun to achieve the best flavours.

Invincible is one of a small number of pear varieties that are not fully compatible with some Quince rootstocks, which are widely used for controlling the height of pear trees. Therefore we sometimes use an "inter-stem" of a different but compatible pear variety, so you may two graft unions at the base of the stem.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.


Invincible was introduced by the Delbard nursery, France. It is sometimes known as Fertilia.

Invincible characteristics


  • CroppingGood
  • Picking seasonMid
  • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Flavour qualityGood
  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
  • Flavour style (apples)Sweeter
  • Food usesEating fresh
  • Discoloration of fruitSlightly oxidising (browns slowly)


  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourAverage vigour
  • PrecocityPrecocious
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Organic cultureSuitable



    • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climatesWarm climates
    • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)Cold (< 20C / 67F)


    • Country of originFrance
    • Period of origin1950 - 1999
    • Leaf colourGreen
    • Fruit colourGreen - light