Pear - Beurre Hardy

Beurre Hardy Pear

Pyrus communis
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. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Pear Trees

Beurre Hardy 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
Quince C - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden
Quince C - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price*
Quince C - Dwarfing   2 years Bush
Quince C - Dwarfing   2 years Cordon
Quince C - Dwarfing   2 years Step-over
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Quince A - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
Quince A - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price*
Quince A - Semi-dwarfing   2 years Half Standard
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Pyrodwarf - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
Pyrus - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden

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.

Main characteristics of Beurre Hardy

Use Dessert
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Oct
Season of use  Oct

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Disease resistance  Scab: Resistant
Suitable for Late Frost

Pollination date  19
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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