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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

  • 1.1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    Quince A rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)


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

  • Using

    • Picking period (southern UK):late September
    • Picking season:Mid
    • Cropping:Good
    • Keeping (of fruit):2-3 weeks
    • Food uses:Eating fresh
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Suitable for beginners
    • Self-fertility:Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group:2
    • Pollinating others:Average
    • Ploidy:Diploid
    • Vigour:Average vigour
    • Precocity:Precocious
    • Bearing regularity:Regular
    • Fruit bearing:Spur-bearer
  • Climate

    • Climate suitability:Temperate climates, Mild damp climates, Warm climates
    • Summer average maximum temperatures:Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F), Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F), Cold (< 20C / 67F)
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:France
    • Period of origin:1950 - 1999
    • Fruit colour:Green - light