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One of the oldest and best of the cooking pears.

Origin: France, 1665

Pollination: Catillac is a self-sterile triploid and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Catillac pear trees for sale

Quince C rootstock 1 year Maiden (Dwarfing) £17.50
Quince A rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-dwarfing) £17.50
Pyrodwarf rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-vigorous) £17.50
Pyrus rootstock 1 year Maiden (Very vigorous) £17.50

Orders placed now will be delivered in the winter planting season.

History and description of Catillac

A very old variety first recorded in 1665. Believed to have been found in Cadillac in the Girond, France. Considered as one of the best cooking pears.

Large, bergamotte shaped fruit. Smooth, dull greenish yellow skin. Dull reddish flush and faint stripes. Occasional russet patches but usually clean. Hard, white, granular flesh. Suitable as a cooking pear only. Needs to be cooked slowly for 1-2 hours. The flesh turns pink when cooked.

Vigorous tree with spreading and weeping growth habit. Very hardy. Regular and heavy cropper. Large attractive blossom.

Characteristics of Catillac pear trees

Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeLate Oct
Season of useDec-Mar
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habit
Disease resistanceScab - Very resistant
Suitable forHardy
Northern Britain
Special featuresAttractive Blossom
Pollination date20
Pollination groupD
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile triploid
PollinatorsPollination partners