Pear - Beurre Bedford

Beurre Bedford Pear

Pyrus communis
A large very juicy firm fleshed pear.

Origin: Bedfordshire UK 1902

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

A guide to choosing Pear Trees

Beurre Bedford Pear Trees for sale - order online

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
Pyrodwarf - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden

History and description of Beurre Bedford

Beurre Bedford pear was raised by Laxton Bros, Bedford, UK in 1902 and introduced 1921.

Medium large conical to pyriform fruit. Smooth light green skin ripening to pale yellow. Bright pink flush. Variable amount of russetting. White, coarse, juicy flesh. Sweet, slightly aromatic flavour.

Compact, upright tree. Fair cropping. Very poor pollinator of other varieties.

Main characteristics of Beurre Bedford

Use Dessert
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Mid/Late Sep
Season of use  Oct

Tree vigour  Small
Tree habit  Upright
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer

Pollination date  23
Pollination group  E
Self fertility  Self-sterile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Parentage  Marie LouiseDurondeau