Autumn 2020Order now for December 2020 delivery - and please read our Brexit statement. More>
EU flagOrange Pippin EU logo

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)
Next deliveries

Deliveries resume December 2020


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

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping1-2 months
  • Fruit persistenceFruit drops when ripe
  • Useful forEating fresh
  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourSlightly small
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • CankerSome susceptibility
  • FireblightSome susceptibility
  • Climate typeTemperate climatesWarm climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originAustralia
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Fruit colourGreen - light