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Pear trees
Merton Pride

One of the best English pears, with a notably juicy buttery flesh.
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Growing


Pear trees
Merton Pride
Gardening skillAverage
Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
Flowering group4
Pollinating othersPoor
PloidyTriploid
Bearing regularityBiennial tendency
Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
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Using


Pear trees
Merton Pride
Picking seasonMid
CroppingGood
Keeping1 week
Useful forEating fresh
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Problems


Pear trees
Merton Pride
Disease resistanceGood
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Climate


Pear trees
Merton Pride
Climate typeTemperate climates
Warm climates
Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
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Identification


Pear trees
Merton Pride
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Period of origin1900 - 1949
Flower colourWhite
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