Pear - Santa Claus

Fruit Trees
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.
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 Available £16.50
Quince A - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden Available £16.50

The availability information shown in the availability column in the table is always up-to-date.
Available means Available for supply from Nov 2014 to March 2015
2015/16 means Sold out but available for supply winter 2015/16. Orders taken from May 2015
Sold out means Sold out for supply Nov 2014 to March 2015. May be available again winter 15/16




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