Humbug® Pear trees

  • Pick: Late-season (mid-October)
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Cookery 
  • Pollination partners

A modern pear variety from the Ukraine, notable for its distinctive green and yellow stiped skin. Young shoots also have a variegated appearance in winter.

The relatively thick skin allows this pear to kept in a cold store for use in the winter, and it is sometimes known as the Easter Pear since stored fruits are brought out for Easter feasts.

Humbug® is a protected variety.

Humbug pear trees for sale

Deliveries start December 2018.

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Large  (4.5m+ after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Pyrodwarf rootstock 24.90 Sold outalert me

Delivery period: Trees are delivered between November and March. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in an area with very cold winters please let us know so that we can scheduled delivery for early spring.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

Summary features of Humbug

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Overall disease resistance: Average?

Uses

  • Picking season: Late?
  • Use / keeping: 2-3 weeks?
  • Flavour quality: Good?
  • Flavour style: Sweeter
  • Good for eating fresh
  • Good for cooking
  • Drying / Discoloring: Slightly oxidising?

Identification

  • Country of origin: Ukraine
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Varigated
  • Leaf colour: Green

Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Humbug

Humbug is in flowering group 3. Humbug is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other pear trees.

How to grow Humbug pear trees

Humbug is generally a reliable and disease-free variety.

Historical details

Humbug was developed in the Ukraine and is also know as Pysanka.

Humbug® is a protected variety.

Botanical name

Pyrus communis 'Humbug'