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Merton Pride



An excellent and very juicy English dessert pear.

Origin: London UK, 1941

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

Merton Pride 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 ASemi-dwarfing £24.50

2-year pre-trained trees

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

FormRootstockPriceQuantity
Espalier (2 Tier)Quince ASemi-dwarfing £69.50
Espalier (2 Tier)PyrodwarfSemi-vigorous £69.50

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

History and description of Merton Pride

Raised in 1941 by M B Crane at the John Innes Horticultural Institute, Merton, London, UK from a cross between Glou Morceau and Double Williams (a mutation of Williams Bon Chretien). It was first named Merton Favourite in 1953 and then renamed Merton Pride in 1957.

Large, conical to pyriform fruit. Rough, green skin ripening to yellow. Variable amounts of brown russet. Creamy white, soft, smooth, very juicy flesh. Excellent flavour.

A fairly vigorous, upright tree. Moderate cropper with some biennial tendency. Triploid and therefore ineffective as a pollinator.

Characteristics of Merton Pride pear trees

UseDessert
Colour
Flavour
Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeSep
Season of useSep
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitUpright
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
Cropping
Pollination date19
Pollination groupD
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile triploid
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageGlou Morceau
Williams Bon Chretien