Pear - Santa Claus

Santa Claus Pear

Pyrus communis
An old French variety with attractive autumn foliage but requiring a warm location

Origin: France

Pollination:  Santa Claus is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners



Santa Claus Pear Trees for sale - order online

We supply trees and plants only during the winter planting season from late November to mid March. Orders placed now will not be be delivered until the winter planting season. You will not be required to pay until October but by ordering now you can ensure that the items are reserved for you and supplied as early as possible when we resume delveries in late November.
We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.




History and description of Santa Claus

An old French variety.

Very large, round conical fruit. Brownish red russetted skin, Creamy white, quite granular flesh. Sweet with good flavour.

Vigorous, upright tree. Light cropper. Best grown in a warm location. Attractive red autumn foliage.




Main characteristics of Santa Claus

Use Dessert
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Oct
Season of use  Dec-Jan

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Light
Disease resistance  Scab: Resistant

Pollination date  23
Pollination group  E
Self fertility  Self-sterile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners