Pear - Bishop's Thumb

Bishop's Thumb Pear

Pyrus communis
A very old pear dating from the 17th century or earlier.

Origin: UK 1683

Pollination:  Bishop's Thumb is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Pear Trees



Bishop's Thumb Pear Trees for sale - order online

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
Price
Quantity
Pyrus - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden
£17.50



Main characteristics of Bishop's Thumb

Use Dessert
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Late Oct
Season of use  Nov-Feb

Tree vigour  Moderate
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer

Pollination date  21
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners