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Merton Pride

Merton Pride
Pyrus communis

Merton Pride pear trees for sale

  • 1-year maiden bare-root tree 33.45
    Quince A rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
Next deliveries

Deliveries resume December 2020


History

Developed in the 1940s at the famous John Innes Institute at Merton, Surrey, England. Merton Pride is a cross between Williams and Glou Morceau.

Merton Pride characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersPoor
  • PloidyTriploid
  • Bearing regularityBiennial tendency
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Picking seasonMid
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping1 week
  • Useful forEating fresh
  • Disease resistanceGood
  • Climate typeTemperate climatesWarm climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Flower colourWhite