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An old Northern English pear suitable for cooler regions.

Origin: Yorkshire UK, 1827

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

Hessle pear trees for sale

Quince A rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-dwarfing) £17.50
Quince A rootstock 2 year Half Standard (Semi-dwarfing) £28.50 Sold-out
Pyrus rootstock 1 year Maiden (Very vigorous) £17.50

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

History and description of Hessle

First recorded in 1827. But believed to be much older originating from Hessle near Hull, East Yorkshire, UK. Widely grown in the North of England and Scotland in the past.

Small, round conical fruit. Fairly smooth, greenish yellow skin with variable amounts of russetting. White, juicy flesh. Not very sweet and lacking in flavour. A moderate dessert variety but also useful for cooking.

Very hardy, disease resistant, vigorous tree. Good cropping. The main advantage of this variety is that it will do well in cooler regions where other pear varieties can not be grown successfully.

Characteristics of Hessle pear trees

UseDual Cul & Des
Fruit sizeSmall
Picking timeOct
Season of useOct
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Disease resistanceCanker - Resistant
Mildew - Resistant
Scab - Very resistant
Suitable forHardy
Northern Britain
Wet Regions
Pollination date19
Pollination groupD
PollinatorsPollination partners

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