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Invincible

Invincible

Invincible is one of the hardiest pear varieties, good for difficult situations which other pears would not tolerate. The fruit can be kept for a few months in store.

The flavor is not quite as refined as Comice, which is considered the best flavored of all pears, but it is still very acceptable - certainly better than you would normally find in most shop-bought pears. It is sweet and juicy, with a hint of violet.

Pyrus communis

Invincible pear trees for sale

  • 11-year maiden bare-root tree 33.45
    Quince Eline rootstock
    Medium size (2.5m-3m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • 21-year maiden bare-root tree 33.45
    Quince A rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • 31-year maiden bare-root tree 33.45
    Pyrodwarf rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
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How to grow

Pears tend to come into blossom quite early in the spring, putting the blossom at risk from late frosts. If this happens Invincible, unusually, will often produce a second set of blossom.

Invincible is also unique in that it comes into bearing at a younger age than most other pear varieties, 2-3 years instead of 4 years or more.

History

Delbard nursery, France, 20th century. Sometimes known as Fertilia.

Invincible characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersGood
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Picking seasonMid
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping2-3 weeks
  • Useful forEating fresh
  • Climate typeTemperate climatesMild damp climatesWarm climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)Cold (< 20C / 67F)
  • Country of originFrance
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colourGreen - light
  • AwardsRHS Plants for Pollinators