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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

1-year maiden trees

These are the most versatile choice for home orchards, community fruit tree projects, and for training on in any form you require.

FormRootstockPriceQuantity
MaidenQuince CDwarfing £24.50 Sold-out
MaidenQuince ASemi-dwarfing £24.50
MaidenOHxF87Semi-vigorous £24.50 Sold-out

2-year pre-trained trees

These trees have already had some formative training in the nursery.

FormRootstockPriceQuantity
Espalier (2 Tier)Quince ASemi-dwarfing £69.50
U-cordonQuince ASemi-dwarfing £55.00
Espalier (2 Tier)PyrodwarfSemi-vigorous £69.50

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

UseDessert
Colour
Flavour
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeOct
Season of useOct
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitUpright
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingGood
Disease resistanceScab - Resistant
Suitable forLate Frost
Pollination date19
Pollination groupD
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners