Pear - Improved Fertility

Improved Fertility Pear

Pyrus communis
An improved and partially self-fertile sport of Fertility pear.

Origin: Essex UK

Pollination:  Improved Fertility is partially self-fertile and would produce some crop without a pollinator but would benefit considerably from a pollinator. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Pear Trees



Improved Fertility Pear Trees for sale - order online

We have now stopped taking orders for the winter 2018/19 planting season. Our 2019/20 list is currently being prepared. It will be available from 1st May when we will start taking orders for delivery next autumn/winter.
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 Availability Price Qty required
Quince A - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden 2019/20 £17.00
Pyrus - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden 2019/20 £17.00
The availability information shown in the availability column in the table is always up-to-date.
Available means Available for supply from Nov 2018 to March 2019
2019/20 means Sold out but available for supply winter 2019/20. Orders taken from May 2019
Sold out means Sold out for supply Nov 2018 to March 2019. May be available again winter 2019/20




History and description of Improved Fertility

Improved Fertility is an improved sport of Fertility found at Seabrooks Nursery. Unlike the parent which is a diploid and self-sterile Improved Fertility is a tetraploid and partially self-fertile.




Main characteristics of Improved Fertility

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

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy
Disease resistance  Scab: Resistant
Suitable for Northern Britain

Pollination date  20
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Partially Self Fertile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Parentage  Fertility
Other names  Urojainaya