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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
pear 'Black Worcester'
Pyrus communis 'Black Pear of Worcester'
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
'Black Worcester' is a culinary, late season cultivar with good disease resistance. Its white spring flowers are self-sterile and require a pollination partner in group 3. Fruits are dark-skinned with a pale yellow, gritty flesh and ready for harvesting in mid-autumn
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
Time to ultimate height
Suitable for all training forms including espaliers, fan-training, pyramids and cordon. Needs another pear cultivar for pollination. Keep a weed free area of 60cm radius around the trunk. Thin fruit if necessary
Propagate by grafting or budding onto a clonal rootstock for fruit; quince rootstocks are usually used. The rootstock used will effect plant size
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Regular pruning required, according to form: cordons, espaliers and Prune 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, birds, especially bullfinches, gall midges, pear and cherry slug worm and pear blister mite
Pear scab, brown rot, blossom wilt, fireblight and replant diseases may be troublesome
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