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A very old early dessert pear. A high quality sweet juicy pear.

Origin: , 1629

Pollination: Jargonelle is a self-sterile triploid and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Jargonelle pear trees for sale

Quince C rootstock 1 year Maiden (Dwarfing) £17.50
Quince A rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-dwarfing) £17.50
Pyrodwarf rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-vigorous) £17.50
Pyrus rootstock 1 year Maiden (Very vigorous) £17.50

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

History and description of Jargonelle

An ancient variety of unknown origin first recorded in 1629. It is one of the earliest summer pears to ripen.

Medium sized, long conical fruit. Fairly smooth, greenish yellow skin with some brownish red flush and many small russet patches. Pale yellow, tender, juicy flesh. Very sweet slightly musky flavour. Like all early ripening varieties the fruit must be picked and used as soon as ready.

Moderately vigorous with a rather straggling growth habit. Heavy cropping. A tip bearer and therefore not suitable for training into cordons or espaliers.

Characteristics of Jargonelle pear trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeEarly Aug
Season of useAug
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitSpreading
Disease resistanceScab - Resistant
Suitable forHardy
Late Frost
Northern Britain
Pollination date16
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile triploid
PollinatorsPollination partners