Pear - Merton Star

Merton Star Pear

Pyrus communis
A sweet perfumed mid season dessert pear.

Origin: London UK 1933

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

A guide to choosing Pear Trees

Merton Star 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
Pyrodwarf - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
Pyrodwarf - Semi-vigorous   2 years Half Standard *Reduced Price*

History and description of Merton Star

Raised at the John Innes Horticultural Institute, Merton, London, UK 1933.

Medium sized, conical to pyriform fruit. Greenish yellow skin with patches of brown russet, Smooth, juicy, creamy white flesh. Good flavour.

Weak growing tree. Quite good cropping

Main characteristics of Merton Star

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

Tree vigour  Small
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer

Pollination date  21
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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