A guide to choosing the right size

Fruit trees for sale | Pear Fruit Trees. 

Blackmoor Nursery is one of very few Nurseries in the UK offering gardeners the opportunity to buy Pear fruit trees direct from our Nursery. 

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 May.

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

How big will my Pear tree grow? 

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

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Quince C (QC) - Rootstock for Pear trees.
Dwarf, Approximate height 2.5-2.75 metres when mature.

Qunce A (QA) - Rootstock for Pear trees.
Semi dwarfing, Approximate height 3 metres when mature.

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 140-160cm in height with multiple side branches. This height guide is an end of summer height. 

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. 


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.

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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.

Doyenne du Comice (AGM)

Pear Fruit Trees | Pollination group C | Award of Garden Merit | Pear Fruit Trees For Sale | Buy Online

Dessert Pear Doyenne du Comice fruit trees - The Queen of pears, if you are looking for flavour - the texture and taste are truly outstanding. Received the Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society . It does require a warm sheltered site, with other varieties as pollination partners, particularly Beth or Concorde. Picking time mid October. Pollination group C.

Size and shape of fruit trees for sale below.

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Quince A
2 Year Bush Bare Root
53 Available

30 Apr 18 | Colonel John Parkes OBE

I found your excellent website, which was easy to use, and ordered a Doyenne du Comice dessert pear on a cordon root stock. It was safely delivered by carrier very shortly afterwards within the specified time bracket I have been very pleased by the quality of the tree you sent me and by the professionalism shown in the packing and clear instructions that came with it. I was able to plant it successfully on the day it arrived. Many thanks for the way you have dealt with my order. I now know where to come to meet any future needs in this category

14 Feb 17 | Felicity

Wonderful trees an excellent nursery to deal with. Trees are well branched and very healthy, well worth the money

27 Feb 15 | Dawnmarie

I come back to Blackmoors time and time again because the fruit stock is second to none; the customer service is excellent; the packaging is sturdy; despatch is swift ie a few days rather than weeks. Again, this Doyenne du Comice I have just received is one fine specimen. Thankyou so much everyone at Blackmoors. I love my tree!

18 Mar 13 | Russell Ebers

Thanks for another batch of plants received in perfect condition wish other suppliers could follow your example and make professional gardeners lives a bit easier Thanks Russell

13 Mar 13 | Karl Franks

Once again very easy to use and thank you for the quality of the last order.

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