Catillac Pear tree


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Catillac Pear tree
The best cooking Pear by far..

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Catillac is a very old variety known since the 1600’s. A cooking variety, and widely regarded as the best culinary Pear to grow. The growth is vigorous, hardy and productive.

Catillac Pear Tree – season

Harvest in October but not suitable for use until January.

Catillac Pear – appearance

Quite beautiful, large, clasically shaped olive green becoming yellowish with a lovely pink blush.


When cooked slowly turns to a beautiful dense pink puree scented of pear drops. Also suitable for baking, chutneys, flans and tarts etc.

Catillac Pear – Pollination

Catillac is a triploid variety so needs two other Pear trees to crop well. Here are some suggested varieties:


Beurre Hardy

Williams Bon Chretien





Tree sizes for Catillac 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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