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Merton Star



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.  Pollination partners

Merton Star pear trees produced to order

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

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

Characteristics of Merton Star pear trees

UseDessert
Colour
Flavour
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeSep
Season of useSep
Tree vigourSmall
Tree habit
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
Cropping
Pollination date21
Pollination groupD
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners