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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.  Pollination partners

Fertility pear trees produced to special order

We do not stock this variety, but we might be able to produce trees for you through our custom grafting service, depending on the availability of suitable grafting material. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Fertility tree custom-grafted on Quince A rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Fertility tree custom-grafted on OHxF87 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Fertility tree custom-grafted on Pyrus rootstock (Very vigorous)£39.00 each

If you wish to go order please fill in our contact form in the first instance, stating your name, full address, and the rootstock(s) you wish the tree(s) to be grafted on. You will need to contact us before June.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later).

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.

Characteristics of Fertility pear trees

Fruit sizeSmall
Picking timeLate Sept
Season of useSept-Oct
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright
Pollination date19
Pollination groupD
PollinatorsPollination partners
ProgenyLaxton's Foremost
SportsImproved Fertility