Sensation pear trees

Sensation pear tree

Sensation is a red-coloured sport (natural mutation) of the popular Williams pear variety.

The skin has a red flush and the leaves may also develop a red tint.

The flavour is very good, and growth characteristics are similar to Williams.

Sensation pear trees for sale

Deliveries start December 2018.

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Quince A rootstock  Interstem 24.90

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.

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Summary features of Sensation

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?
  • Attractive fruit
  • Overall disease resistance: Poor?
  • Scab: Some susceptibility?
  • Fireblight: Some susceptibility?

Uses

  • Picking season: Early?
  • Use / keeping: 1 week?
  • Flavour quality: Good?
  • Flavour style: Sweeter
  • Good for eating fresh
  • Drying / Discoloring: Slightly oxidising?

Identification

  • Country of origin: Australia
  • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
  • Fruit colour: Red / Green
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green

Climate

  • Frost resistance: Good resistance?
  • Warm climates?
  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Sensation

Sensation is in flowering group 3. Sensation 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 Sensation pear trees

Like Williams, Sensation can be grown throughout the drier areas of the UK.

Historical details

Australia. 1940s.

Botanical name

Pyrus communis 'Sensation'