Pear - Hessle

Hessle Pear

Pyrus communis
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. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Pear Trees

Hessle 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 A - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
Pyrus - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden
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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.

Main characteristics of Hessle

Use Dual Cul & Des
Fruit size  Small
Picking time  Oct
Season of use  Oct

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Disease resistance  Canker: Resistant
Mildew: Resistant
Scab: Very resistant
Suitable for Hardy
Northern Britain
Wet Regions

Pollination date  19
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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