Cordon Pear trees are a good choice for restricted areas and a fence or wall. They can be grown at a 45degree angle, or upright. The rootstock we use for our cordon is Quince C which is the best stock for cordonPear trees. Plant 60-80cm’s apart.
Beurre Hardy is quite an old variety, originating in France in 1820 or 1830. It is a remkably good grower, vigorous and productive and, briefly, popular commercially. Hardy and easy to grow.
Beurre Hardy Pear Tree – season
Early-mid October, for use throughout that month
Beurre Hardy Pear – appearance
Medium to large, blocky, dull olive greenish with a faint yellow flush and occassional russet patches. Flesh is cream.
Very good; yielding cream flesh with a tinge of green, supremely juicy and buttery in texture.
Beurre Hardy Pear – Pollination
Beurre Hardy is in ‘B’ pollination group so partner with any varieties in the same or adjacent groups. Here are some suggested varieties:
Williams Bon Chretien