All Pear Trees

Great choice of Pear trees carefully selected by our horticultural experts and ideal for eating fresh or adding to homemade pies and crumbles. Pear trees are not self-fertile so they require a pollination partner. However, we 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!

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 places next to bananas in a fruit bowl.

Pear fruits can be traced back to pre-historic times with pears cropping up in historical documents, including Roman recipes for spiced, stewed pear. The name pear is thought to date back to the Aramaic word pira meaning fruit. Many place names include the word perry which indicates that the area used to produce pear trees.

Interesting Facts About Pear Trees

  • China produces the most pears in the world, producing nearly 16 million tonnes in 2011
  • It is believed that pears have been cultivated in China for 3000 years
  • Williams’ Bon Chrétien is the most widely grown variety
  • Pear wood is the chosen material for high quality woodwind instruments and furniture
  • It is used as fire wood and gives a good aroma when smoking meats
  • It is used for making kitchen utensils, such as spoons, ladles and stirrers as it can withstands multiple washes without warping and does not contaminate food with its smell, colour or flavour

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  • Concorde Pear Tree Special Offer
    Now £39.99 (VAT Free) Was £42.99 (VAT Free) | Save £3.00 (VAT Free)
  • Beth Pear Tree
    £42.99 (VAT Free)
  • Conference Pear Tree Special Offer
    Now £39.99 (VAT Free) Was £42.99 (VAT Free) | Save £3.00 (VAT Free)
  • Multiple varieties pear tree Self Fertile
    £59.99 (VAT Free)
  • Family pear tree Self Fertile
    £59.99 (VAT Free)
  • Beurre Hardy Pear Tree
    £42.99 (VAT Free)
  • Black Worcester Pear Tree
    £42.99 (VAT Free)
  • Williams Bon Chretien Pear Tree
    £42.99 (VAT Free)
  • Doyenne Du Comice Pear Tree
    £42.99 (VAT Free)
  • Invincible / Delwinor Pear Tree Self Fertile
    £42.99 (VAT Free)
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