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Fertility Pear

Pyrus communis
A very heavy cropping but moderate quality pear.

Origin: Hertfordshire UK 1875

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

A guide to choosing Pear Trees



Fertility Pear Trees for sale - order online

We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.


History and description of Fertility

Raised by Thomas Rivers, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, UK from an open pollinated Beurre Goubault c 1875. Was grown commercially in the past.

Small, conical to pyriform shaped fruit. Rough, pale green skin ripening to pale yellow. Variable amount of russetting. Greenish white flesh with little flavour. Prone to rot in storage.

Moderate upright tree. Very heavy, reliable cropper. Needs thinning to produce reasonable sized fruit.



Main characteristics of Fertility

Use Dessert
Fruit size  Small
Picking time  Late Sept
Season of use  Sept-Oct

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy

Pollination date  19
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Progeny  Laxton's Foremost
Sports  Improved Fertility