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Pear Trees (Bare-rooted For Late Autumn Despatch)

Pears are juicy and delicious, but as they flower early they require a more sheltered, sunny spot to reduce the risk of damage to the blossom, by spring frosts and cold winds. They are easy to grow and provided they are in the position described, they can be grown as bush trees in the open, but elsewhere it is better to grow them in restricted forms such as Minarettes, cordons and espaliers on warm south, south west, south east or west facing walls or fences. Bush pears on Quince ‘A’ grow to 2.5-3.5m (8-12ft) in height and spread and should be spaced 3-4.5m (10-15ft apart).

If you have a small garden, certain varieties are available as minarettes which are ideal as they can be planted as close as 60-90cm (2ft) apart.

Pear varieties are separated into pollination groups according to when they flower, starting with the earliest flowering varieties as group A, group B a little later and so on. Varieties within the same pollination group will usually cross pollinate one another because they flower at the same time. Varieties in adjacent pollination groups will also serve as pollinators for one another because in most seasons there is sufficient overlap of pollen resulting from an overlap in the flowering period.

Pear trees are available for delivery from late November until late March.

We are now taking orders for bare-rooted pear trees for despatch from late November/December 2017. Please note that your card will be debited at the time of ordering.

 View Ken Muir's 'Guide to Pruning, Feeding & Harvesting Apple & Pear Trees'. 

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