A guide to choosing the right size

All orders are despatched in one delivery. If your order contains both bare root and container grown plants then we can only despatch when all plants are ready. 

Any Bare Root Pear fruit trees - Availability means available for supply from Nov to April.

Any Container grown Pear fruit trees - Availability means available for supply now. 

Rootstocks come in 5 sizes (2 for Pear trees) see the chart below, all of our fruit trees are labelled using these codes.

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QC Dwarfing

QA Semi Dwarfing

Bare Root = Field grown trees that have been freshly lifted and supplied with no soil around the roots. Only available during the dormant period November-April.

10 Litre = Container grown and can be planted all year round. The size refers to the number of litres of compost that the container holds.
1 Year Maiden = A one year old tree and the size depends on the variety but in general they will be around 100cm in height and mainly just whips.
2 Year Bush = A two year old tree that has been pruned back in the first winter to form a bush shape. Generally trees will be 150-175cm in height with multiple side branches. 

Pollination Made Simple 

Most suburban situations provide good pollen due to the close proximity of other gardens. It is not always necessary to have pollinators if the bees and other pollinating insects are generous with their visits. If you have no other Pear tree close by then select two varieties in the same group or the adjoining group ie group B and D will pollinate group C as will any others in group C. Some varieties are self fertile. 

situation

Pears need a location with good circulation where the ground is slightly elevated and sloping. This is because the trees bloom early and the flowers may be damaged in the spring by frosty air, which settles in low-lying areas. Pears should be grown in heavier soil types such as clayey loam with porous subsoil, or medium or sandy loam.

Pear trees will not survive on ground that is saturated with water.

fruitgrowers handbook

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delivery charges

Collection - If you would like to collect your trees then use this option. Note the collection is from the Wholesale Nursery office between Monday-Friday only. Please allow 1 working days for your order to be processed prior to collection date.

We are not a Garden Centre or retail Nursery. Orders can be placed via our website and the collection option can be selected at the checkout. Your order will then be ready for you to collect during our normal opening hours which are Monday-Friday 07.30-16.30. Our plants are grown in fields that can be 2 miles away from our office so it is not possible to just turn up and select your own trees.

Delivery Charges - The delivery charge is worked out from the weight and the size of the plant. We have several rates that apply to UK mainland addresses. A delivery charge of £8.50 is for all single tree orders. £10.00 if more than one tree except in the case of the Espalier Fans and Step Over trained trees where this charge is a maximum of £40.00.

To take advantage of a promotional code or gift voucher this must be entered into the redeem code box at the checkout. Discounts cannot be given once an order is completed and any codes have not been used.

Top rated / best sellers

Conference (AGM)

Conference (AGM)

£39.00

Pollination group B

Rootstock
Quince A

Beurre Hardy (AGM)

Beurre Hardy (AGM)

£28.50

Pollination group B

Rootstock
Quince A

Beth (AGM)

Beth (AGM)

£28.50

Pollination group B

Rootstock
Quince A

Pear Fruit Trees

Most pears are self-sterile and need more than one variety planted within 40 or 50 feet of each other in order to cross-pollinate. Conference is self fertile though a pollinating partner will ensure a better crop. Choose 2 different pear varieties with the same pollination group to ensure cross pollination. We supply the highest quality pear fruit trees and plants, and pack them with great care.