Pear - Catillac

Catillac Pear

Pyrus communis
One of the oldest and best of the cooking pears.

Origin: France 1665

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

A guide to choosing Pear Trees

Catillac 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
Quince C - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden
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Quince A - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
Pyrodwarf - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
Pyrodwarf - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price*
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Pyrus - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden
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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.

Main characteristics of Catillac

Use Culinary
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Late Oct
Season of use  Dec-Mar

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy
Disease resistance  Scab: Very resistant
Suitable for Hardy
Northern Britain
Special features Attractive Blossom

Pollination date  20
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile Triploid
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