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Beurre Hardy

Beurre Hardy
Pyrus communis

Beurre Hardy pear trees for sale

  • 1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    Quince A rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
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Deliveries resume December 2020


History

Raised by M. Bonnet, a fruit enthusiast from Boulogne in northern France, around 1820. Named after M. Hardy, a Director of the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris.

Beurre Hardy characteristics

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping1 week
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Useful forEating fresh
  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersPoor
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourSlightly large
  • PrecocitySlow to start bearing
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • FireblightSome susceptibility
  • MildewSome susceptibility
  • ScabSome resistance
  • Climate typeTemperate climatesWarm climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesWarm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Frost resistance of blossomGood resistance
  • Country of originFrance
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Fruit colourRusset
  • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit