Pear - Jargonelle

Jargonelle Pear

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

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

A guide to choosing Pear Trees



Jargonelle 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 A - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
Pyrodwarf - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
Pyrus - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden Available £17.50

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 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.




Main characteristics of Jargonelle

Use Dessert
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Early Aug
Season of use  Aug

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Spreading
Fruit bearing  Tip-bearer
Cropping Heavy
Disease resistance  Scab: Resistant
Suitable for Hardy
Late Frost
Northern Britain
Shade

Pollination date  16
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile Triploid
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Other names  English Jargonelle, Grosse Cuisse Madame