Pear - Abbe Fetel

Abbe Fetel Pear

Pyrus communis
A delicious sweet juicy yellow dessert pear.

Origin: France 1869

Pollination:  Abbe Fetel is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Pear Trees



Abbe Fetel Pear Trees for sale - order online

We have now stopped taking orders for the winter 2018/19 planting season. Our 2019/20 list is currently being prepared. It will be available from 1st May when we will start taking orders for delivery next autumn/winter.
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 Availability Price Qty required
Quince C - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden 2019/20 £17.00
Quince C - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price* Sold out £12.75
Quince A - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden 2019/20 £17.00
Pyrodwarf - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden 2019/20 £17.00
The availability information shown in the availability column in the table is always up-to-date.
Available means Available for supply from Nov 2018 to March 2019
2019/20 means Sold out but available for supply winter 2019/20. Orders taken from May 2019
Sold out means Sold out for supply Nov 2018 to March 2019. May be available again winter 2019/20




History and description of Abbe Fetel

Abbe Fetel pear was raised in about 1869 by Fetel in France and introduced in 1874. It produces large elongated fruit. The skin is yellow when ripe with a high proportion of golden russetting. It has white, juicy, melting flesh which turns slightly pink when ripe. Very sweet aromatic flavour. An excellent and delicious pear. Grown commercially to a small extent in France and Italy and occasionally available in shops in the UK where it is often sold under the Italian name Abbate Fetel. Needs a warm sheltered location for best results.




Main characteristics of Abbe Fetel

Use Dessert
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Oct
Season of use  Nov

Tree vigour  Moderate
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer

Pollination date  19
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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