Availability Autumn / Winter 2016-2017
Please check our wholesaler’s catalogue for a full list of which varieties and rootstocks are available to order:
Quince A – moderate vigour, best all round choice; Quince C – 10% smaller
Pyrodwarf – slightly more vigorous than QA but just as early and productive.
Pyrus communis and Pyrus Kirchensaller are both very vigorous.
Maidens £18.00; Bush & 2 year olds: £21.00; Cordon £22.00; Espaliers & Fans can be collected, or delivered locally by our van.Trained trees should be ordered as soon as possible as stocks are limited.
Pears will need a partner unless Self Fertile – SF or PSF. Trees in near neighbour’s gardens may be sufficient if not too far away. Family trees will have varieties that cross pollinate each other.
Pollination partners should share the same Po. period, or be in an adjacent period. E.g. A Po.3 pear will need a Po. 3 partner ideally, but should be ok with a Po.2 or Po.4.
Beth Po. 3 Reliable, heavy, precocious crops; sweet, melting flesh; upright moderate tree; Sept. QA Bush
Beurre Hardy Po.4 light green and russeted skin, tender juicy flesh, rose-water flavour, vigorous tree doing well on poor soils. Pick September,eat October.QA bush
Concorde SF Po. 4 Reliable, precocious crops, good flavour, juicy, melting flesh, stores well, use Nov. Q A maidens +QC bushQA, QC bushes.
Conference Po.3 PSF Heavy, reliable crops; fairly hardy, partly self fertile. Use Oct-Nov.QA; QC bush
Doyenne du Comice Po. 4 Superb quality, needs a warm site or wall, susceptible to scab, heavy crop in good year. Oct-Nov. QA bush
Emile d’Heyst Po.2 SF Medium size, yellow/green; sweet/sharp fruit, moderately juicy, good in North. Oct/Nov.Qa bush
Invincible SF Po.2 SF New French pear for cool sites, hardy, heavy crop, good pollinator. Better quality fruit than Fertility Improved. QA bush, QC mdn.
Jargonelle Po.3 Triploid – will not pollinate others. Long and good flavour, keeps for about a week, hardy, Tip B. Long bendy shoots, has been used for woven hedges. Early AugustQA bush
Onward Po. 3 PSF Medium, good quality, juicy fruit; heavy crops, does not cross pollinate with Comice. September.QC bush
Sensation Po. 3 Sport of Williams with red skin and foliage, same quality fruit and more ornamental. August.QC bush
ASIAN PEAR £18.00 On pyrus communis pyrodwarf rootstock = robust and early fruiting tree.
|Kumoi||SF||Golden russet fruit, ornamental and useful, makes an excellent espalier. Pyrus kirch.||maiden|
|Shinseiki||SF||One of the better performers in the UK. Pyrus k.||maiden|
PEARS – TRAINED FORMS
ESPALIERS AND FANS on quince A stock @ £64.00 * = self-fertile
Doyenne du comice
William’s Bon Chretien
FAMILY PEAR TREES – three varieties on one stem – on quince A stock @ £50.00
Conference / Onward / William’s
Conference / Comice / Williams
Comice / Conference / Concorde
PEAR X ASIAN PEAR – BENITA Rafzas – NEW! – Large golden, round fruit, pollinated by pear or asian pear, crops well. Combines best features of both types of pear, crisp texture, sweet mellow flavour, hardiness and disease resistance. QA bush £34.00.
BOLWYLLER PEAR – A pear x whitebeam hybrid £20.00.
Shipover – Po.3 Attractive small Bolwyller tree, downy silvery leaves, large blooms, small sweet yellow pears in August. Bush.
PERRY PEARS on Pyrodwarf [vigorous] and Pyrus Kirchensaller [very vigorous]
Maidens: on Kirchensaller £18.00; on Pyrodwarf £20.00.
Cannock – also cooks