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Dwarf Pears

Pear trees on DWARFING rootstocks. Dwarfing forms allow these pears to bear much earlier and make more manageable trees than the huge old pear trees seen on old farms. "Pears for your heirs" was the old adage pointing to their longevity, slowness of growth and bearing, and eventual large sized tree. The French (and Belgians) have been responsibl...

Pear trees on DWARFING rootstocks. Dwarfing forms allow these pears to bear much earlier and make more manageable trees than the huge old pear trees seen on old farms. "Pears for your heirs" was the old adage pointing to their longevity, slowness of growth and bearing, and eventual large sized tree. The French (and Belgians) have been responsible for bringing pear culture to it's peak in the 1700s.

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Dwarf Pears There are 7 products.

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  • Ripens: March
    This late ripening pear originates in the Anjou region of France where many of our best pears come from. It's a medium sized roundish pear with a deep orangy brown skin with a fair amount of russet. The yellowish-white flesh is fine, juicy, and of excellent flavour.  Bears heavily and crops regularly. An instant favourite! Cooks well. Pollination by any...

  • Ripens: March
    A well known pear - distinctly covered in a deep brown beautiful russet. It has a long shape, often with a gentle curve, and a rich creamy grainy flesh. Very high quality, lasts well, ripens late. Pollination by any other variety of our pears.

  • Ripens: April
    An attractive pear, yellow skin with an orange / red blush on the sunny side. Firm flesh, sweet and juicy. Stores well. Suitable for fairly low chill conditions. Pollination by any other variety of our pears.

  • Ripens: March
    An Australian bred pear from NSW 1896, the Packham has been grown widely accross Australia as an all-purpose pear - good eaten, cooked and stored. Green skin turning yellowish after picking, the shape sometimes a little bumpy. Flesh excellent, sweet juicy. It handles well and keeps on the shelf and in storage.

  • Ripens: April
    This translates as 'Best on the market' and it really lives up to that name - on of the most wonderful pears that we sell. From France in the 1850's. Skin greenish yellow with an orange cheek when ripe. Medium to large fruit, slightly knobbly and perhaps a little russet and a long stem. Matures fairly late. Pollination by any other variety of our pears.

  • Ripens: February - March
    A smallish pear with a classic pear shape, light green to pale yellow with tiny russet dots when ripe. Tends to bear early and quite prolificly.  Flesh is high quality, smooth sweet and juicy. Unknown origin. Also called Dearborn Seedling. Pollination by any other variety of our pears.

  • Ripens: April - May
    A smaller pear with a unique melting soft flesh beneath a fine glossy light green skin covered in a little russet. Memorable texture once tasted! From Belgium 1830, late maturing. Pollination by any other variety of our pears.

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