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Fruit tree comparison - Merton Pride
Pear trees

Merton Pride

One of the best English pears, with a notably juicy buttery flesh.  Remove this variety from the comparison

Growing

Gardening skill? Average
Cropping Good
Fertility? Not self-fertile
Flowering group? 4
Pollinating others? Poor
Ploidy? Triploid
Vigour? Slightly large
Bearing regularity? Biennial tendency
Growth habit Upright
Fruit bearing? Spur-bearer
Fruit persistence? Normal ripening

Using

Picking season? Mid
Use / keeping? 1 week
Flavour quality? Very good
Flavour style Sweeter

Looking after

Overall disease resistance? Good

Identification

Country of origin United Kingdom
Period of origin 1900 - 1949
Blossom colour White
Leaf colour Green