Olivier de Serres Pear

Pyrus communis
A fine small winter dessert pear but requiring warm conditions.

Origin: France 1861

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

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Olivier de Serres Pear Trees for sale - order online

We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.


History and description of Olivier de Serres

Raised by Boisbunel in Rouen, France from an open pollinated Forunee d'Angers. First fruited 1861. Named after a famous 16th/17th century agronomist.

Small, round fruit. Rough, green skin with a heavy brown russet. White, smooth flesh, green under the skin. Sweet, aromatic flavour with some acidity.

Weak growing variety producing a small spreading tree. Best grown in a warm location ideally against a south facing wall.



Main characteristics of Olivier de Serres

Use Dessert
Fruit size  Small
Picking time  Late Oct
Season of use  Feb-Mar

Tree vigour  Small
Tree habit  Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Erratic

Pollination date  18
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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