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Pyrus communis Beth

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Pear

Crops early in its life

A delicious new variety of pear bred in England. It starts to crop early in life and is reliable and regular. Delicious melting white flesh that is sweet, firm and juicy and green skins. The fruit ripens in late summer and is delicious straight from the tree. Upright in habit, Beth makes a compact tree that is ideal for the small garden. Pure white blossom in spring.

Where?

Plant in full sun in an open position in a mini-orchard or in the open ground where the roots are not overcrowded by competing grass or plants.

How?

Any well-drained fertile soil. Prune in winter to promote the production of fruiting spurs, shortening back the previous season’s growth. Stake and tie securely when planting.

Beth flowers at the same time as the ever popular Pear Conference - Pollination Group B, which makes an excellent pollination partner

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Fruit tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available January - December
Season of interest Spring, Autumn
Flowering March - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 400 cm - 800 cm
Plant width 200 cm - 300 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 400 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H6

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Fruiting September - November
Cropping November - November

Typically available

From January to December