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MAIDEN TREES These are young trees suitable for growing into bush, half standard, fan-trained, cordon, pyramid, espalier, spindlebush or other trained forms.

FAN AND ESPALIER TREES For best results we recommend buying maidens and training them.

HALF STANDARD, BUSH, FULL STANDARD AND MINARETTES Full standard Conference available for special order for collection only from the Garden Centre. Other varieties can be obtained to order. Minarette (columnar) pears also available. Please phone or e-mail for more details.

ROOTSTOCKS Trees are supplied on rootstocks best suited to the form and variety of tree offered and able to thrive in a wide range of soil and conditions. Pears are normally supplied on Quince rootstocks. The rootstock will be marked on the plant label.

POLLINATION All pears require pollinators, although Concorde, Conference and Invincible will produce some fruit by themselves. To select a pollinator choose another variety of pear in the same group, previous group or following group (a table showing this is in our Pear Tree Pollination Guide). In areas where there are many pear trees growing it may not be necessary to plant a pollinator.

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PEAR, BETH (Pyrus communis Beth). Award of Garden MeritSeason of Use: Aug-Sept Desert FruitGo to Top of Page

Excellent variety. Medium sized fruit of superb flavour, with smooth pale green skin which turns to pale yellow when ripe. The flesh is white and juicy. High yields. Ideal garden pear suitable throughout the United Kingdom. Raised in East Malling Kent in 1938, but not named or released until 1974.
Pollination: Group 4. This plant requires a pollinator, choose a pollinator in group 3, 4 or 5 (click here for more details).

PEAR, BETH (Pyrus communis Beth)
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 Maiden
 Quince A Br
15.95
 Bush
 Quince A Br
19.95
 Half Std.
 Quince A Br
24.95



PEAR, CONCORDE (Pyrus communis Concorde). Award of Garden MeritSeason of Use: Oct-Jan Desert FruitGo to Top of Page

This variety starts cropping well when young, producing consistent heavy crops. Skin pale green ripening to yellow with gold or brown russeting. Excellent flavoured pale yellow flesh which is sweet and juicy. Compact habit, so best choice for growing as a cordon. Good pollinator, reasonably self-fertile but better with a pollinator. Raised in East Malling, Kent in 1977. Cross between Conference and Doyenne du Comice.
Pollination: Group 3. This plant requires a pollinator, choose a pollinator in group 2, 3 or 4 (click here for more details).

This plant is registered for Plant Breeders' Rights. Propagation by unlicensed growers is prohibited.

PEAR, CONCORDE (Pyrus communis Concorde)
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 Maiden
 Quince A Br
15.95
 Bush
 Quince A Br
19.95



PEAR, CANNOCK (Pyrus communis Cannock). Season of Use: Sept-Dec Desert FruitFor Cider MakingGo to Top of Page

Produces an abundant crop of pale greenish yellow fruits with a bright red flush which are ready for picking in September but will store until December. These are good for making perry or for culinary purposes, and after storage can be used as a dessert pear but they are not particularly recommended for this The origin of this variety is a bit of a mystery, but it is known to be a very old variety with associations with Cannock in Staffordshire and also with the iron mining area of the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire.
Pollination: Group 3. This plant requires a pollinator, choose a pollinator in group 2, 3 or 4 (click here for more details).

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 Maiden
 Quince A Br
19.95



PEAR, CONFERENCE (Pyrus communis Conference). Award of Garden MeritSeason of Use: Mid Oct-Late Nov Desert FruitGo to Top of Page

Heavy cropping reliable pear, flesh creamy-white, firm, sweet and juicy. Suitable throughout the United Kingdom, and reliable even in unfavourable conditions. Good pollinator. Raised in 1885 in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire and first exhibited in that year at the British Pear Conference, hence its name. Suitable for colder areas and is more resistant to frost.
Pollination: Group 3. This plant is reasonably self-fertile but will fruit better with a pollinator. Choose a pollinator in group 2, 3 or 4 (click here for more details).

PEAR, CONFERENCE (Pyrus communis Conference)
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 Maiden
 Quince A Br
15.95
 Bush
 Quince A Br
19.95
 Half Std.
 Quince A Br
24.95
 Maiden
 Quince A Pg
19.99



PEAR, THORN (Pyrus communis Thorn). Season of Use: Sept-Dec Desert FruitFor Cider MakingGo to Top of Page

The origin of this unusual name is not known, but it is known to be from Gloucestershire and recorded there in about 1670. It has an upright habit and produces abundant crops of small yellow fruits with some russetting which need using within a week of picking to make a good quality perry. It is one of the oldest and most distinguished varieties. Grafted on to pyrodwarf, a vigorous rootstock, but the tree is naturally of dwarf habit so will not get too tall.
Pollination: Group 3. This plant requires a pollinator, choose a pollinator in group 2, 3 or 4 (click here for more details).

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 Maiden
 Pyrodwarf Br
19.95
 Maiden
 Pyrodwarf Pg
29.99



PEAR, DOYENNE DU COMICE (Pyrus communis Doyenne du Comice). Award of Garden MeritSeason of Use: Nov Desert FruitGo to Top of Page

Large, melting, very juicy, most outstanding pear for flavour. Pale green flesh ripening to yellow with pale yellow flesh which occasionally has a red flush. A connoisseur's variety. It needs a warm sheltered site to thrive, so ideal for fan training on a south facing wall. Needs good pollination - Concorde is ideal. Raised in Angers, France in 1849 and introduced to Britain in 1858.
Pollination: Group 4. This plant requires a pollinator, choose a pollinator in group 3, 4 or 5 (click here for more details).

PEAR, DOYENNE DU COMICE (Pyrus communis Doyenne du Comice)
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 Maiden
 Quince A Br
15.95
 Bush
 Quince A Br
19.95
 Half Std.
 Quince A Br
24.95



PEAR, INVINCIBLE (DELWINOR) (Pyrus communis Invincible). Season of Use: Sept-Oct Culinary (Suitable for Cooking)Desert FruitGo to Top of Page

Remarkably tough and hardy variety producing heavy crops of good quality fruits every year. Produces two sets of blossom each year, giving a 'double' crop, hence the long cropping period, if the frost does not catch the first blossom. Self-fertile. Fruits emerald green, yellowing a little when ripe. Crisp and juicy when first picked maturing to sweet, succulent and tender when fully ripe. Raised in France. Suitable for colder areas and is more resistant to frost.
Pollination: Group 2. This plant is reasonably self-fertile but will fruit better with a pollinator. Choose a pollinator in group 1, 2 or 3 (click here for more details).

This plant is registered for Plant Breeders' Rights. Propagation by unlicensed growers is prohibited.

PEAR, INVINCIBLE (DELWINOR) (Pyrus communis Invincible)
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 Maiden
 Quince A Br
15.95OUT OF STOCK.



PEAR, SENSATION (Pyrus communis Sensation). Season of Use: Aug-Sept Desert FruitGo to Top of Page

A sport of Williams' Bon Cretien, producing pears with bright red skin when ripe, with flesh creamy-white, melting and juicy. The tree is attractive enough to be used in the ornamental garden as all new foliage in shiny and coppery red, especially attractive when contrasted against the white flowers in spring. Raised in Australia in 1940.
Pollination: Group 5. This plant requires a pollinator, choose a pollinator in group 4 or 5 (click here for more details).

PEAR, SENSATION (Pyrus communis Sensation)
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 Maiden
 Quince A Br
15.95OUT OF STOCK.



PEAR, WILLIAMS' BON CHRETIEN (Pyrus communis Williams' Bon Chrétien). Award of Garden MeritSeason of Use: Early Sept Desert FruitGo to Top of Page

Probably the most widely grown pear throughout the world. Flesh pale green ripening to golden yellow. Regular cropper, good flavour, sweet and strong, very juicy. Pick when green a few days before ripening. Very hardy and reliable, but avoid planting in very wet areas. Found in a garden in Aldermaston, Berkshire in 1760s. In 1797 it was taken to the United States and renamed there as Bartlett where it is still one of the most important pears.
Pollination: Group 3. This plant requires a pollinator, choose a pollinator in group 2, 3 or 4 (click here for more details).

PEAR, WILLIAMS' BON CHRETIEN (Pyrus communis Williams' Bon Chrétien)
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 Maiden
 Quince A Br
15.95
 Bush
 Quince A Br
19.95
 Half Std.
 Quince A Br
24.95
 Bush
 Quince A Pg
29.99
 Half Std.
 Quince A Pg
34.99



Rootstocks

ROOTSTOCKS FOR PEARS/QUINCES. Go to Top of Page

We can supply the following Rootstocks to enable you to graft your own pear or quince trees.
Quince C - dwarfing. Height when trained as bush 8ft (2.4m).
Quince A - semi-vigorous. Height when trained as bush 13ft (4m).

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 Quince A
 2 year Br
2.49
 Quince C
 2 year Br
2.49



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