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Humbug

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.

Pyrus communis

Humbug 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

From the Ukraine.

Humbug characteristics

  • Using

    • Picking season:Late
    • Cropping:Good
    • Keeping:2-3 weeks
    • Fruit persistence:Normal ripening
    • Useful for:Eating freshCulinary
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Average
    • Self-fertility:Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group:3
    • Pollinating others:Average
    • Ploidy:Diploid
    • Vigour:Average vigour
    • Bearing regularity:Regular
    • Fruit bearing:Spur-bearer
  • Problems

    • Disease resistance:Average
  • Climate

    • Climate type:Temperate climates
    • Summer average maximum temperatures:Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Identification

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