Great choice of Pear trees carefully selected by our horticultural experts and ideal for eating fresh or adding to homemade pies and crumbles. We also stock family pear trees which have two or three different varieties grafted onto one tree, making them self-fertile and a great option when you only have room for one tree!
This section offers many pear varieties, from sweet or rosewater flavoured eating pears to firm cooking pears. As pears ripen from the inside, you cannot tell from the skin if they are ready to eat or not. Instead, use the ‘check the neck’ technique. Gently squeeze the neck of the pear and if it yields it is ready to eat. If not, leave a little longer and check again in a day or so. Pears ripen at room temperature but will ripen even faster when placed next to bananas in a fruit bowl.
The geographical location and planting site may impact your choice of variety and rootstock. Whilst most neighbourhoods have other pear trees that will be used by insects for pollination, if you live in a remote location and are only planting one pear tree then we recommend a self-fertile variety or family pear tree.
Pear trees need a sunny position, but if full sun cannot be provided then Williams Bon Chretien is your best bet for producing fruit. The final height and spread depends on a combination of the variety and the rootstock it is grafted onto, so we offer most varieties on a choice of rootstocks. If space is limited, a dwarf rootstock such as Quince C is recommended.
Please note we stock a range of ornamental Pyrus trees if you want a purely ornamental tree.