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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
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Other common names
pear 'Beurré Hardy'
Pyrus are deciduous trees or shrubs with oval leaves and scented white flowers in spring, followed by green or brown fruits, edible in some species
'Beurré Hardy' has a very melting texture and is fragrant with a rose-water perfume. It produces good, regular crops and is a very hardy, vigorous tree. Although it is slow to bear fruit, it has resistance to scab. Pollination group 3. Season of use November to December
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Clay, Sand
4-8 metres / 1.5-2.5 metres
4-8 metres / 0-0.1 metre
Time to ultimate height
Grow in any well-drained, fairly moisture retentive soil . The ideal pH is 6.5. Incorporate plenty of organic matter on thin soils. Choose a sheltered position in full sun. Suitable for all training forms, including espalier, cordon and fan-trained. Needs another cultivar for pollination. Keep a weed free area of 60cm radius around the trunk. Thin fruit if necessary
Propagate by grafting or chip budding onto a rootstock for fruit. Quince rootstocks are usually used
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Regular pruning required; a spur bearer. Prune according to form: cordons, espaliers and pruning established fans. Can also be grown as standards or spindlebushes. For further guidance see: pruning new pear trees, summer pear pruning, winter pear pruning, renovating pear trees
Pests May be attacked by aphids, caterpillars, codling moth, bullfinches, pear midge, pear and cherry slugworm and pear blister mite
Can be affected by brown rot, blossom wilt, fireblight and replant diseases may also be troublesome
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