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Packham's Triumph

Packham's Triumph is a 19th century Australian pear, which produces abundant crops of well-flavoured golden-green pears.

It is hardy and easy to grow, but benefits from a sheltered sunny position.

Pyrus communis

Packham's Triumph pear trees for sale

  • 1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    Pyrodwarf rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)

How to grow

Packham's Triumph is a 19th century Australian pear, which produces abundant crops of well-flavoured golden-green pears.

It is hardy and easy to grow, but benefits from a sheltered sunny position.

History

As might be expected of an Australian pear variety, Packham's Triumph likes a sheltered position, a dry climate, and plenty of sun. If these requirements are met it is easy to grow and a heavy and reliable cropper.

Whilst it is usual to pick pears in the UK slightly under-ripe to allow ripening in a fruit bowel, you may want to experiment with letting Packham's Triumph ripen on the tree.

Fruit size can be slightly small if the tree is allowed to set too heavy a crop - if this happens, thin the fruitlets in June.

Packham's Triumph is particularly suitable for cross-pollination with Josephine de Malines, and also the Asian pear variety Nijisseiki.

Packham's Triumph characteristics

  • Using

    • Picking season:Late
    • Cropping:Heavy
    • Keeping:1-2 months
    • Fruit persistence:Fruit drops when ripe
    • Useful for:Eating fresh
  • Growing

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

    • Canker:Some susceptibility
    • Fireblight:Some susceptibility
  • Climate

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

    • Country of origin:Australia
    • Period of origin:1850 - 1899
    • Flower colour:White
    • Fruit colour:Green - light