Pear - Uvedale's St Germain

Uvedale's St Germain Pear

Pyrus communis
A very old English cooking pear producing very large fruit.

Origin: Kent UK 1690

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

A guide to choosing Pear Trees

Uvedale's St Germain 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
Pyrus - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden
Pyrus - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price*

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.

Main characteristics of Uvedale's St Germain

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

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy

Pollination date  16
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile Triploid
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Progeny  Packham's Triumph
Other names  Belle Angevine, Pound, Abbe Mongein, Angora, Audusson, Beaute de Terwueren, Belle de Jersey, Berthebirne, Bolivar, Chamber's Large, Comtesse de Terwueren, Dr Udale's Warden, Duchesse de Berri d'Hiver, German Baker, Gros Fin Or d'Hiver, Grosse de Bruxelles, Lent St Germain, Pickering Pear, Pickering's Warden, Piper, Royale d'Angleterre, Union