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Santa Claus



An old French pear with attractive autumn foliage but requiring a warm location.

Origin: France,

Pollination: Santa Claus is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Santa Claus pear trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but it is available through our custom bud-grafting service.

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). You can choose the number of trees and the rootstock(s) you want the trees grafted on.

Read more about our Grafting service here.

If you wish to order a grafted tree of this variety please fill in our contact form in the first instance.

History and description of Santa Claus

An old French variety.

Very large, round conical fruit. Brownish red russetted skin, Creamy white, quite granular flesh. Sweet with good flavour.

Vigorous, upright tree. Light cropper. Best grown in a warm location. Attractive red autumn foliage.

Characteristics of Santa Claus pear trees

UseDessert
Colour
Flavour
Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeOct
Season of useDec-Jan
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitUpright
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingLight
Disease resistanceScab - Resistant
Pollination date23
Pollination groupE
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners