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Olivier de Serres



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.  Pollination partners

Olivier de Serres 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 Sold-out

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

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.

Characteristics of Olivier de Serres pear trees

UseDessert
Colour
Flavour
Fruit sizeSmall
Picking timeLate Oct
Season of useFeb-Mar
Tree vigourSmall
Tree habitSpreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingErratic
Pollination date18
Pollination groupD
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners