Pear

Pear trees are known as the queen of fruits to many fruit lovers when eaten at the perfect moment. It is that moment that is often hard to predict. This combines picking not to early and ripening not too fast. When in balance, the experience is sensational. Sweet, juicy and succulent fruits that are easy to grow.

Pears have a rich history but many have their origins in other countries. Those that are derived from the UK are generally the best for our gardens. The secret to eating pears at their best is to pick (unhook the fruit) just before they are ripe to reduce bruising but with enough sugars to develop the flavour during the final ripening process.

We supply a very wide variety of pear trees for both dessert and culinary uses. Cooking pears often ripen very late and if prepared in the autumn will take hours of cooking. Store for as long as possible, even if this is well after Christmas, and they will cook in half the time.

We grow pear trees in a range of rootstocks and forms. They can be grown in a pot, fan trained or in a bush form. Many from our selection have also been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit, so keep an eye out for those!

  • Beth

    Pear

    From £29.00

    Small, sweet, juicy flesh. Pale green to pale yellow with smooth skin. Good cropper. Excellent dessert variety.

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  • Black Worcester 1

    Black Worcester

    Pear

    From £27.00

    Large, dull green with brown russet, many have purplish flush. Crisp, coarse, fairly juicy flesh. Excellent stewing pear.

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  • Catillac 1

    Catillac

    Pear

    From £29.00

    Large full green fruit changing to greenish yellow. Some fruits develop a red flush and slight russet. Excellent for baking.

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  • Christie

    Pear

    From £29.00

    Well known amongst Scottish fruit enthusiasts. Large, sweet, mellow and a reliable cropper.

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  • Concorde

    Pear

    From £29.00

    Pale green turning yellow, patches of gold/brown russet. Flesh sweet and juicy. Heavy cropping. Compact grower.

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  • Conference

    Pear

    From £27.00

    Yellowish-green with brown russet areas, occasional pink flush on chalk soil. Sweet, juicy eater and a good cropper.

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  • Conference Moors Giant® 1

    Conference Moors Giant®

    Pear

    £57.00

    Sweet, juicy eater and a good cropper. Up to 40% bigger than normal Conference pears. Self-fertile.

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  • Doyenne du Comice

    Pear

    From £29.00

    Pale green turning yellow. Occasional red flush. Pale yellow flesh, rich juicy flavour. Superb eating quality.

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  • Invincible delwinor fertilia®

    Pear

    From £35.00

    Very hardy and heavy cropping. Produces a second flowering after heavy frost. Ideal for exposed areas.

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  • Onward

    Pear

    From £29.00

    Quite resistant to frost. Light green to yellow-green, some pink flushing or heavy russet. Sweet, rich, juicy.

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  • Sensation

    Pear

    From £29.00

    Red skin and red foliage in spring. Creamy white, firm texture melting and juicy. Sport of Williams Bon Chretien.

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  • Humbug (Stripy)

    Pear

    From £33.00

    Green, yellow and pink striped pear. Sweet and juicy texture with a thick skin. Even young shoots appear stripey in winter.

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