Pear - Beth

Beth Pear

Pyrus communis
One of the earliest pears to ripen. It has good flavour and is a reliable cropper.

Origin: Kent UK 1938

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

A guide to choosing Pear Trees



Beth Pear Trees for sale - order online

We have now stopped taking orders for the winter 2018/19 planting season. Our 2019/20 list is currently being prepared. It will be available from 1st May when we will start taking orders for delivery next autumn/winter.
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 Availability Price Qty required
Quince C - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden 2019/20 £17.00
Quince C - Dwarfing   2 years Bush 2019/20 £28.50
Quince A - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden 2019/20 £17.00
Pyrodwarf - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden 2019/20 £17.00
Pyrodwarf - Semi-vigorous   2 years Half Standard 2019/20 £28.50
The availability information shown in the availability column in the table is always up-to-date.
Available means Available for supply from Nov 2018 to March 2019
2019/20 means Sold out but available for supply winter 2019/20. Orders taken from May 2019
Sold out means Sold out for supply Nov 2018 to March 2019. May be available again winter 2019/20




History and description of Beth

Beth pear was raised by Tydeman at East Malling Research Station, UK in 1938. Named in 1974.

Small to medium conical shaped fruit. Smooth, pale yellow skin with almost no russetting. Creamy white, very juicy, melting flesh. Pleasant sweet flavour.

Small compact tree. Reliable and heavy cropper which starts producing fruit at a young age. One of the earliest pears to ripen. An excellent garden variety.




Main characteristics of Beth

Use Dessert
Fruit size  Small
Picking time  Late Aug
Season of use  Aug-Sep

Tree vigour  Small
Tree habit  Upright
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy
Suitable for Northern Britain

Pollination date  22
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Parentage  Beurre SuperfinWilliams Bon Chretien