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Beurre Hardy

One of the finest dessert pears. Tender, juicy and sweet with a hint of rosewater.

Origin: France, 1820

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

Beurre Hardy pear trees for sale

Quince C rootstock 1 year Maiden (Dwarfing) £17.50
Quince C rootstock 2 year Bush (Dwarfing) £28.50
Quince C rootstock 2 year Cordon (Dwarfing) £26.50 Sold-out
Quince C rootstock 2 year Step-over (Dwarfing) £38.00 Sold-out
Quince A rootstock 1 year Espalier (1 tier) (Semi-dwarfing) £28.00 Sold-out
Quince A rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-dwarfing) £17.50
Quince A rootstock 2 year Cordon (Semi-dwarfing) £26.50
Quince A rootstock 2 year Half Standard (Semi-dwarfing) £28.50 Sold-out
Pyrodwarf rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-vigorous) £17.50 Sold-out
Pyrodwarf rootstock 2 year Espalier (2 Tier) (Semi-vigorous) £55.00 Sold-out
Pyrus rootstock 1 year Maiden (Very vigorous) £17.50

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

History and description of Beurre Hardy

Raised c 1820 by Bonnet in Boulogne, France. It was acquired by the nurseryman Jamin in 1830. He named the variety after Hardy, Director of the Jardins Luxembourg in Paris. A widely grown commercial variety in France and elsewhere in continental Europe. Grown comercially on a very small scale in the UK.

Medium to large, round conical fruit. Rough, light green skin covered with a fine bronze russet. Not unlike a Doyenne du Comice in appearance. Occasional red flush. Creamy white, tender, juicy flesh. Sweet, aromatic flavour with a hint of rosewater.

Vigorous, upright tree. Slow to come into bearing but good regular cropper particularly in a warm location. A very poor pollinator.

Characteristics of Beurre Hardy pear trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeOct
Season of useOct
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitUpright
Disease resistanceScab - Resistant
Suitable forLate Frost
Pollination date19
Pollination groupD
PollinatorsPollination partners