Concorde is one of the most important Pear tree introductions for decades and is already one of the most popular varieties for the garden, or orchard and suits all growing applicactions. Concorde tends to make quite a compact tree, it is easy to manage, frost hardy and a reliable setter of good quality fruits. One of the best varieties for container growing on Quince ‘C’ stock.
Concorde Pear Tree – season
Can be harvested for use late September-November.
Concorde Pear – appearance
Medium sized elongated and the skin mostly covered in a pale golden russet over pale green.
Mild and sweet, sem-crisp juicy texture..
Concorde Pear – Pollination
Concorde is self fertile so does need any other varieties to pollinate. It is itself in group ‘B’ so can be used to pollinate any varieties in the same or adjacent groups.
Tree sizes for Concorde 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.