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Uvedale's St Germain

A very old English cooking pear producing very large fruit.

Origin: Kent UK, 1690

Pollination: Uvedale's St Germain is a self-sterile triploid and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Uvedale's St Germain pear trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but we can produce trees for you through our custom grafting service. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Uvedale's St Germain tree custom-grafted on Quince A rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Uvedale's St Germain tree custom-grafted on OHxF87 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Uvedale's St Germain tree custom-grafted on Pyrus rootstock (Very vigorous)£39.00 each

If you wish to go order please fill in our contact form in the first instance, stating your name, full address, and the rootstock(s) you wish the tree(s) to be grafted on. You will need to contact us before June.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later).

History and description of Uvedale's St Germain

A very old variety of uncertain origin but believed to have been raised by Dr Uvedale of Eltham, Kent, UK c 1690.

A very large fruit which can weigh over 1 lb (500 g), Uneven pyriform shaped. Smooth, pale yellow skin. Faint orange red flush and some russet patches. Crisp, gritty, white flesh without much flavour. Only suitable as a cooking pear. Needs to be cooked slowly for 1-2 hrs.

Vigrous, heavy cropping tree. Triploid and unsuitable as a pollinator.

Characteristics of Uvedale's St Germain pear trees

Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeLate Oct
Season of useDec-Mar
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habit
Pollination date16
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile triploid
PollinatorsPollination partners
ProgenyPackham's Triumph