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Fruit tree comparison - Beurre Hardy
Pear trees

Beurre Hardy

A classic French pear with a very good flavour, but grows best in a warm sheltered situation.  Remove this variety from the comparison

Growing

Gardening skill? Average
Cropping Good
Fertility? Not self-fertile
Flowering group? 4
Pollinating others? Poor
Ploidy? Diploid
Vigour? Slightly large
Precocity? Slow to start bearing
Bearing regularity? Regular
Growth habit Upright
Fruit bearing? Spur-bearer
Fruit persistence? Normal ripening

Using

Picking season? Late
Use / keeping? 1 week
Flavour quality? Very good
Flavour style Aromatic

Looking after

Overall disease resistance? Average

Identification

Country of origin France
Period of origin 1800 - 1849
Fruit colour Russet
Blossom colour White
Leaf colour Green