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 supply trees and plants only during the winter planting season from late November to mid March. Orders placed now will not be be delivered until the winter planting season. You will not be required to pay until October but by ordering now you can ensure that the items are reserved for you and supplied as early as possible when we resume delveries in late November.
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 Available £17.50
Quince C - Dwarfing   2 years Bush Available £28.50
Quince A - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
Quince A - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price* Available £12.75
Pyrodwarf - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
Pyrodwarf - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price* Available £12.75
Pyrodwarf - Semi-vigorous   2 years Half Standard Available £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