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

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 C - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden
Quince C - Dwarfing   2 years Bush
Quince A - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
Quince A - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price*
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Pyrodwarf - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
Pyrodwarf - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price*
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Pyrodwarf - Semi-vigorous   2 years Half Standard
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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
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Parentage  Beurre SuperfinWilliams Bon Chretien