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.
This is a second early in season, this popular choice makes an attractive, upright, well foliated tree with fruits nicely coloured.
Louise Bonne de Jersey Pear Tree – season
Mid September to early-mid October. Wait until the fruits have coloured well and will part from the tree easily before picking.
Louise Bonne de Jersey Pear – appearance
Traditional Pear shape, green/yellow smooth skinned and shinyl, the sunny side has a bold vermillion flush.
When eaten at the correct stage is one of the finest Pears of all, tender and divinely sweet & juicy..
Louise Bonne de Jersey Pear – Pollination
This variety belongs to the ‘A’ pollination group so will partner well with others in the same or adjacent groups.
Here are some suggested varieties:
Tree sizes for Louise Bonne de Jersey 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.