Pears

Pears

Bare root maidens or two year trees on Quince A , Quince C or Quince E rootstocks.

Quince A (QA) is semi-dwarf, producing bush trees about 15 ft (4.5m) high. Requires staking.

Quince C (QC) is dwarf, and produces bush trees about 4 m (13 ft) high which come into bearing slightly earlier. Requires good growing conditions and staking.

Quince E (QE) is dwarf, similar quince C but is more productive and hardier.

Pyrodwarf (PD) is very good new semi-vigorous rootstock, making trees about 13-16 ft (4-5m) high.

Asian pears are on Kirchensaller rootstock which is vigorous making upright trees.

All the varieties below require cross pollination except Gorham, Improved Fertility & Louise Bonne; choose a variety with the same or an adjacent flower group (eg. ‘B’ in “flower group” will be pollinated by A, B or C). Details of varieties are below the table.

Variety

Pick

Use

fl.gp

Beurre Giffard

Aug-Sept

Aug-Sept

C

Jargonelle

July/Aug

July/Aug

C

Variety

Pick

Use

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Beth

Sept-Oct

Sept-Oct

C

Bristol Cross

Sept-Oct

Sept-Nov

D

Doctor Jules Guyot

Aug-Sept

Aug-Oct

D

Fondante d’Automne

Sept

Sept-Oct

D

Gorham

Aug/Sept

Sept

E

Harvest Queen

Aug/Sept

Aug/Sept

D

Improved Fertility

Sept

Sept/Oct

D

Invincible*

Sept

Sept

C

Laxton’s Foremost

Sept

Sept/Oct

D

Merton pride

Sept

Sept

D

Moonglow

Aug

Aug-Sept

D

Nye Russet Bartlett

Aug-Sept

Aug-Sept+

D

Onward

Sept

Sept-Oct

E

Souvenir du congres

Sept

Sept-Oct

D

Williams Bon Chretien

Aug-Sept

Aug-Sept+

D

Variety

Pick

Use

fl.gp

Beurre Hardy

Oct

Oct-Nov

D

Concorde

Oct

Oct-Jan

E

Conference

Sept

Oct-Dec+

C

Cromwell

Oct

Oct+

D

Doyenne du Comice

Oct

Oct-Dec+

E

Durondeau

Sept-Oct

Sept-Nov

C

Legipont

Sept

Oct-Jan

 

Louise Bonne of Jersey        

Sept

Sept-Nov

C

Nouveau Poiteau

Oct

Nov

E

Ovid

Oct

Nov-Dec

C

Packham’s Triumph

Sept-Oct

Oct-Dec+

C

Variety

Pick

Use

fl.gp

Beurre Dumont

October

Nov-Dec

D

Glou Morceau

Oct

Dec-Jan+

D

Josephine de Malines

Oct

Dec-Feb

D

Sierra

Oct

Dec-Feb

D

Winter Nelis

October

Nov-Feb+

D

Variety

Pick

Use

fl.gp

Catillac

Oct

Dec-May

D

Kieffer

Oct

Oct-Feb

D

Variety

Pick

Use

fl.gp

HosuiAug-SeptAug-OctC
ShinkoSept-OctSept-DecC

Shinseiki

Sept

Sept-Oct

C
ShinsuiJuly-AugJuly-SeptC

Variety

Pick

Use

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Blakaney RedOctOct-Novmid

Brandy

Oct

Oct-Nov

mid
Hendre HuffcapOctOctlate
ThornLate SeptLate Septmid