Pear Trees are long lived and home grown pears have a fantastic taste. Pear trees will fruit in September, with some cultivars fruiting into December in some areas. The Pear tree (Pyrus comminus) prefers full sun and will fruit after 3 - 4 years.
How to choose a Pear Tree.
Pear trees are very long lived with some trees bearing fruit at 150 years and more. When choosing a Cherry Tree you should consider a few factors. What you want the fruit for, what size tree you can fit into the space, when you want the fruit to ripen
Type of Pear Tree.
- eating pears
- cooking pears
Pear Tree Cultivars (Prunus Avium) suitable for the UK include: Beth, Beurre Hardy, Comoce - easting, Concord,Conferance, Bonne of Jersey, Williams Bon Cheretian, Doyenne Du Comice, Packhams Triumph
Size of Pear Tree
This will depend on the rootstock. Pear Tree Rootstocks include Quince A and Quince C. Both will keep pear trees to a reasonable size.
Pear Trees are available for sale from the following nurseries
WALCOT ORGANIC NURSERY - Tel: & Fax: 01905 841587
Lower Walcot Farm, Walcot Lane, Drakes Broughton, Pershore, Worcs, WR10 2AL
ASHRIDGE TREES Limited - Tel.: +44 (0) 1963 359444 Fax: +44 (0) 1963 359445
Grove Cross Barn, Castle Cary, Somerset BA7 7NJ
Blackmoor, Nr Liss, Hampshire, GU33 6BS No. 201364
CHEW VALLEY TREES Tel: 01275 333 752
Winford Road Chew Magna Bristol BS40 8HJ
Pomona House, 12 Third Avenue, Walton-on-Naze.