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Beth

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.  Pollination partners

Beth pear trees for sale

1-year maiden trees

These are the most versatile choice for home orchards, community fruit tree projects, and for training on in any form you require.

FormRootstockPriceQuantity
MaidenQuince CDwarfing £24.50
MaidenQuince ASemi-dwarfing £24.50

2-year pre-trained trees

These trees have already had some formative training in the nursery.

FormRootstockPriceQuantity
Step-overQuince CDwarfing £45.50

Orders placed now will be delivered in the winter planting season.

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.

Characteristics of Beth pear trees

UseDessert
Colour
Flavour
Fruit sizeSmall
Picking timeLate Aug
Season of useAug-Sep
Tree vigourSmall
Tree habitUpright
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingHeavy
Suitable forNorthern Britain
Pollination date22
Pollination groupD
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageBeurre Superfin
Williams Bon Chretien