An excellent early variety from East Malling [Kent] This dessert Pear has exceptional eating qualities and is also a heavy cropper. A neat and fairly compact grower.
Beth Pear Tree – season
Eating early September through to early October.
Beth Pear – appearance
A medium sized fruit, classical bottom-heavy pear shape, ripening to a beautiful primrose yellow and filled with juice.
Intensely sweet, develops a wonderful scent, full of juice and very tender texture.
Beth Pear – Pollination
Beth is in ‘B’ pollination group so partner with any varieties in the same or adjacent groups. Here are some suggested varieties:
Williams bon Chretien
Tree sizes for Beth Pear trees:
Quince C rootstock
Is the most compact stock generally used for Pears. It can be maintained at an easily harvested 180-260cm’s and can be planted around 150-180cm’s apart. Quince ‘C’ is easily the most satisfactory rootstock for garden use and can even be incorporated into a large – say 24” – container and kept on the patio. Such trees may be restricted below the 180cm mark.
Quince A rootstock
Is more vigorous than Quince ‘C’ and is ideal for orchard planting, grassy area’s and the larger border. It will grow to 250-350cm’s and should be planted not less than 250cm’s apart. A heavy cropping tree suitable for most good soils and situations.