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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)
    Out of stock

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

  • Using

    • Picking season:Late
    • Cropping:Good
    • Keeping:1 week
    • Fruit persistence:Normal ripening
    • Useful for:Eating fresh
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Beginner
    • Self-fertility:Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group:4
    • Pollinating others:Poor
    • Ploidy:Diploid
    • Vigour:Slightly large
    • Precocity:Slow to start bearing
    • Bearing regularity:Regular
    • Fruit bearing:Spur-bearer
  • Problems

    • Disease resistance:Average
    • Fireblight:Some susceptibility
    • Mildew:Some susceptibility
    • Scab:Some resistance
  • Climate

    • Climate type:Temperate climatesWarm climates
    • Summer average maximum temperatures:Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
    • Frost resistance of blossom:Good resistance
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:France
    • Period of origin:1800 - 1849
    • Flower colour:White
    • Fruit colour:Russet
    • Awards:RHS Award of Garden Merit