Stepover trees are used primarily for edging a border or pathway or to divide the kitchen/vegetable garden. These very tiny trees are just 18” in height with two side laterals from the main stem forming a capital ‘T’ shape. The stepover tree is an ormamental addition to your garden and these trees are grown on the Quince C rootstock. Plant 120-150cm’s apart.
Improved Fertility was raised by the famous Seabrooks Nursery in Essex, a popular garden Pear tree because it is self fertile so will produce good fruits on it’s own. Has good disease resistance and is capable of heavy crops, grows well everywhere. Although ideally suited to dessert, it can also be cooked and bottled.
Improved Fertility Pear Tree – season
Harvest from mid September for use for about a month.
Improved Fertility Pear – appearance
Fairly small fruits of green-gold densely covered in russet.
Sweet, mild and enjoyable!
Improved Fertility Pear – Pollination
Improved Fertility is self fertile so does not need other trees for it to fruit well. It is itself in grou ‘C’ so can be used to help varieties in the same or adjacent groups to crop.
Tree sizes for Improved Fertility 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.