ROOTSTOCKS – Our pears are grown mostly on Quince A rootstock which will grow to a height of approximately 3.0/4.0m (10-12ft). Selected varieties are available on Quince C rootstock (growing to approximately 2.4/3.0m (8-10ft).
SOIL – Pears prefer a well-drained soil, light and loamy and are in general less tolerant of poor conditions than apples. The flowers are earlier and are therefore more liable to suffer from spring frosts. Wall sites are favoured, especially in the North of the country, for the added protection they offer.
POLLINATION – Although pears are closely related to apples they do not pollinate each other. As with apples choose a pollinator in the same group.
We have available:
Maiden Pear Trees – Single stem untrained feathered maidens –1 – 2 year old.
Bush, 1/2 Standard and Standard trees
Fan trained trees
Please see our mail order Fruit Catalogue for current price details. Please contact us for current availability before ordering.
Pollination group 3. Pale green turning yellow when ripe. Smooth skin. Small fruits which are sweet and juicy. Ready September – do not keep.
Pollination group 4. A large cropping cooker/dessert pear. Large coppery russered fruit with a red cheek. Fertile, scab resistant and vigorous, one of the strongest growing, with tall, upright growth, a splendid orchard tree. Scarlet leaves give excellent autumn colour. Pick late October.
Pollination group 3. A cooking variety with very large fruits produced on a compact tree. Good for stewing or using fresh. Partially self-fertile but better fruit production with a pollinator.
Pollination group 4. Heavy cropper even on young trees and a compact grower. Medium/large sized fruits, pale green with excellent flavour and firm flesh. Easy to grow. Pick late September, store until January.
Pollination group 3. A good pollinator. A dessert pear which crops and keeps well. Fruits are long and narrow, olive green in colour with solid and patchy russetting. The flesh is firm, tender, slightly gritty, very juicy and sweet. Pick end of September to late November, store until late April.
Pollination group 4. Better planted with 2 pollinators – Beth, Conference or Williams are suitable. Dessert pear with a very good flavour, but needs a warm sheltered site to give good regular crops. Fruits are pyramidal with yellow skin covered with patches of russet. Flesh is creamy white, juicy, rich, sweet and aromatic. Pick late October to end of November. Store until March.
Pollination group 2. A good pollinator for other pears. An excellent fruit with a juicy melting texture and classic pear taste. Pick October to end of November. Store until March.
Louise Bonne of Jersey SF
Pollination group 2. Will not pollinate Williams. A large greenish yellow, flushed brown, dessert pear. Pick October, keep until October.
Pollination group 4. A very early pear, in season late September. Fruit is pale yellow to green with an orange flush. Cropping well, bears large fruit from an early age. Excellent flavour. Will keep in cold store until November.
Pollination group 2. An old variety of pear, good for stewing or culinary use. Heavy cropper once established. Best in a sheltered site. Partially self fertile.
Pollination group 3. Pollinated by Conference or Comice, a dessert pear with good regular but not heavy crops. Medium/large fruit, golden yellow in colour, faintly striped in red. Flesh is creamy white, soft when ripe and very juicy. Pick early September, store for a short time only.
Pollination group 4. Small hardy pear. Pale green turning to pale yellow almost covered by russet. The greenish white flesh is juicy and white. Pick October, store until January.