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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 we can produce trees for you through our custom grafting service. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Santa Claus tree custom-grafted on Quince A rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Santa Claus tree custom-grafted on OHxF87 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Santa Claus 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 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