Pre-order trees for autumn 2022 / winter 2023 nowIt is best to pre-order now for delivery in the winter planting season. There is no need to pay at this stage.
Keepers NurseryThe UK's largest range of Fruit Trees
Tel. 01622 326465

Bergamotte d'Esperen



An old Belgian variety with excellent flavour but requiring a warm location.

Origin: Belgium, 1830

Pollination: Bergamotte d'Esperen is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Bergamotte d'Esperen pear trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but we can produce trees for you through our custom grafting service. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Bergamotte d'Esperen tree custom-grafted on Quince A rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Bergamotte d'Esperen tree custom-grafted on OHxF87 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Bergamotte d'Esperen tree custom-grafted on Pyrus rootstock (Very vigorous)£39.00 each

If you wish to go order please fill in our contact form in the first instance, stating your name, full address, and the rootstock(s) you wish the tree(s) to be grafted on. You will need to contact us before June.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later).

History and description of Bergamotte d'Esperen

Raised by Major Esperen at Malines, Belgium c 1830.

Medium sized, uneven bergamotte to round conical shaped fruit. Rough, green skin ripenning to greenish yellow. Patches of brown russet particularly near the stalk. Yellowish white, juicy, melting flesh. Very good perfumed flavour but needing a warm summer to bring out the flavour. Best grown against a south facing wall in the UK.

Characteristics of Bergamotte d'Esperen pear trees

UseDessert
Colour
Flavour
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeLate Oct
Season of useMar
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habit
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
Cropping
Pollination date26
Pollination groupE
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners