Beurre Hardy pear tree


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Beurre Hardy pear tree
Beurre Hardy pear tree

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This 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




Tree sizes for Beurre Hardy 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.

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