Pear - Santa Claus

Santa Claus Pear

Pyrus communis
An old French pear 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

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form Availability Price Qty required
Quince C - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden Sold out £16.50
Quince C - Dwarfing   2 years Bush *Reduced Price* Available £21.00
Quince A - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden Sold out £16.50
Quince A - Semi-dwarfing   2 years Bush *Reduced Price* Available £21.00
Quince A - Semi-dwarfing   2 years Half Standard *Reduced Price* Available £21.00

The availability information shown in the availability column in the table is always up-to-date.
Available means Available for supply from Nov 2016 to March 2017
2017/18 means Sold out but available for supply winter 2017/18. Orders taken from May 2017
Sold out means Sold out for supply Nov 2016 to March 2017. May be available again winter 2017/18

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
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