Pears

We offer a selection of Pear trees for sale suited to the British climate. The Pear trees to buy are all dessert varieties Doyenne du Comiceapart from one, and most of them have been bred in the UK. Pears trees will grow well in a well drained but moisture retentive soil and will start to fruit early after planting. There is more information on the Pear trees for sale at the bottom of this page.

Pear trees are offered on two rootstocks : Quince A - moderate vigour and a few on Quince C - semi dwarfing.

Discount information - the following discounts apply on total order value, excluding carriage - 5% on 5+ trees, 10% on 10+ trees. Carriage based on quantity - see the Delivery page for more details.

Pear trees are dispatched between late November and early April when dormant.

Having ordered we will acknowledge your order before being in contact as soon as we can from late November to arrange delivery or collection. Payment will not be taken until October.

  • Beth

    Beth

    £17.25

    Pale green small to medium sized fruits which turn pale yellow. Creamy white flesh, sweet and juicy. Good cropper soon into bearing of moderate vigour. A very enjoyable dessert variety. Bred at East Malling Research Station in 1938, but not named and made generally available until 1974.

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  • Beurre Hardy

    Beurre Hardy

    £17.25

    Many Pear varieties raised in France and Belgium are prefixed Beurre (meaning butter). Not all grow well in the UK but this variety does. Medium to large light green pears covered with large areas of warm brown russet. Very juicy with a good flavour.

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  • Beurre Precose Morettini

    Beurre Precose Morettini

    £17.25

    An early dessert pear originating in Italy that seems to perform well in the UK. Quite large pears are pyriform in shape and ripen to have a rose pink flush over a yellow base colour. White flesh when ripe is juicy, sweet but with a lemony tang.  

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  • Beurre Superfin

    Beurre Superfin

    £17.25

    A quality pear that appreciates a warm sheltered site. The round conical pears turn from green to yellow as they ripen with patchs of light brown russet over a lot of the fruit. The flesh at its best is creamy yellow, melting and of excellent flavour.

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  • Concorde

    Concorde

    £17.25

    A good garden variety raised at East Malling Research Station, Kent. Compact and heavy fruiting. Medium sized yellow pears with russetting. Sweet, juicy, melting pale yellow flesh. As with all pears best to pick the fruits while still green and allow to ripen indoors.

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  • Conference

    Conference

    £17.25

    The most well known pear. Reliable and heavy cropping. Medium sized pears with pale yellow flesh, melting, juicy, sweet and of good flavour. Pyriform in shape (normal pear shape) but can often be long and narrow.

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  • Doyenne du Comice

    Doyenne du Comice

    £17.25

    A fine pear of excellent flavour - juicy, sweet, melting. Medium to large fruits nearly as wide as tall. Yellow, some with a red flush. Appreciates a warm sunny position. Dates back to 1849 and introduced into the UK in 1858.

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  • Glou Morceau

    Glou Morceau

    £17.25

    A dessert pear that arose in Belguim but grown in the UK particularly in Victorian times. Of value for its quality and long ripening period. Pears pyriform in shape, the green skin colours to golden when ripe. Its flesh becomes buttery, melting sweet yet with some sharpness.

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  • Louise Bonne of Jersey

    Louise Bonne of Jersey

    £17.25

    A very attractive distinctive pear flushed deep red over much of the fruit. A reliably cropping pear of high quality - sweet, juicy and melting. Medium sized smooth skinned fruits. Heavy cropping and often need thinning. A very old variety dating back to 1780. Too active now to deliver. Can be collected from the nursery, phone to arrange.

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  • Merton Pride

    Merton Pride

    £17.25

    Produces large pears of excellent taste. Green skin that turns yellow with russeting. Flesh creamy white, juicy & sweet. A triploid variety, so is more vigorous than many other pears.

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  • Onward

    Onward

    £17.25

    An excellent quality pear - creamy white flesh, melting, juicy, with a rich sweet flavour and balancing acidity. Medium sized fruit ripening to yellow green with pink red flush. A reliable cropper. Introduced in 1947 from Wisley, Surrey.

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  • Pierre Cornielle

    Pierre Cornielle

    £17.25

    An excellent tasting handsome pear. The medium sized conical shaped pears ripen to have a fine cinnamon russet over warm golden brown skin. The creamy white flesh is very juicy, melting, rich in flavour - sweet with balancing sharpness. Can be stored a long time until the end of the year.

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Our selection of Pear trees for sale are suited to the British climate. Most of them have been bred in the UK, along with a few varieties from the continent that have proved to grow well in the UK.

Available on moderate vigour Quince A and semi dwarf Quince C rootstocks. On these rootstocks pears will start to fruit early after planting. Pears will grow well in a well drained but moisture retentive soil. If to be planted into a light dry soil the addition of organic matter into the surrounding soil will be beneficial.

The Pear trees offered for sale are all dessert varieties apart from one, Worcester Black - a culinary variety, which remains hard well into the new year and needs cooking to soften up. To really enjoy eating a dessert pear pick early! Pick when just turning yellowish green and the flesh firm but springy - you will have juicy excellently flavoured fruits. If picked when ripe on the outside they will often be soft and mushy on the inside. Pears ripen best off the tree in storage.

Pear trees flower early mainly during April, and require a long summer to ripen properly. Consequently most commercial pears are grown in south east England. When choosing pear trees to buy, to get the most out of them they need a sheltered position and plenty of sunshine. With this in mind they can be grown well in northern situations.

Though some texts say that some pears are self fertile it is always best to have another tree or trees around for good pollination of the same or adjacent pollination groups. The group for each variety is detailed above.