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Sensation pear trees

Pyrus communis
Sensation
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.

  • PG12-year bush-trained 11.5L pot-grown tree Quince Eline rootstock £47.00
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
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  • PG22-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree Quince A rootstock £44.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
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  • PG3Premium half-standard 12L pot-grown tree Quince A rootstock £48.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
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Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Quince Eline rootstock £27.50
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
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  • BR21-year bare-root tree Quince Eline interstem rootstock £29.75
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • BR31-year bare-root tree Quince A rootstock £27.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
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  • BR41-year bare-root tree Quince A interstem rootstock £29.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR51-year bare-root tree Pyrodwarf rootstock £28.50
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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.

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