Pear Trees

Pears

(European: Pyrus communis – Asian: Pyrus pyrifolia)

Pear trees can grow well in many regions of Australia, but most of which would thrive in areas with colder winters as this will help them produce fruit the following seasons.

They can be planted in full sun with very well-draining, nutrient rich soil. For better growth and fruit production, fertilise regularly, around 3 -4 times per season. A good quality, organic fertiliser for fruit & vegetables would be ideal.

Pears require cross-pollination in order to produce fruit. They should be paired with a compatible partner somewhere in your yard to encourage pollination. Details on our varieties and their partners can be found below.

The fruit is typically juicy and sweet, though the textures can vary. Some are more crisp and crunchy, while others are a little more tender and smooth. Like many other fruits, pears are versatile and can be eaten fresh off the tree, or used for baking, juicing, and preserve making.

Dwarf trees produce the same size fruit as their full-size counterparts and, when they’re mature, they can bear quite heavily so staking dwarf trees to help support the branches is recommended.


Fullsize Varieties

$59.50

Max Height: 3 – 5m

  • Beurre Bosc
  • Josephine
  • Nashi – Chojuro (sold out)
  • Nashi – Nijisseiki (sold out)
  • Packham’s Triumph
  • Red Sensation
  • Williams Bon Chretien

Dwarf
Varieties

$69.50

Max Height: 2m

  • Cool Crisp
  • Josephine (sold out)
  • Nashi – Nijisseiki
  • Packham’s Triumph
  • SunGold (sold out)
  • Sweet Reward (sold out)
  • Williams Bon Chretien (sold out)

Pear Variety Information

Click on the names below for more details about our pear range, as well as pollination information.

Beurre Bosc Pear Information

A pear of French or Belgian origin, the Beurre Bosc can be found in grocery stores and is popular for the home garden. It has a rough brown skin with a firm, almost creamy inner flesh that softens as it ripens. They are sweet and juicy and keep their form well, making them a great option for things like baking or poaching.

Fruit ripens: From March

Cross Pollinators: Williams Bon Chretien, Red Sensation, Nashi Nijisseiki

Cool Crisp Pear Information

Borne of a Canadian pear breeding program, the Cool Crisp produces medium-large pears with a yellow-green skin and slight orange blush. The inner flesh is sweet and juicy. When picked straight off the tree, they are crisp and crunchy, but will ripen further off the tree until they are smooth and tender.

Fruit ripens: March

Cross Pollinators: Red Princess, SunGold, Beurre Bosc, Sweet Reward, Packham’s Triumph

Josephine Pear Information

Josephine de Malines is a medium sized pear with a smooth and glossy green skin that yellows as it ripens further. The inner flesh is juicy, sweet, and firm with a smooth, almost melting texture when ripe.

Fruit ripens: March – April

Cross Pollinators: Packham’s Triumph, Nashi – Chojuro, Nashi – Nijisseiki

Nashi – Chojuro Pear Information

The Chojuro is a Nashi pear that looks more like an apple in shape. It’s a medium sized fruit with russet brown skin. The inner flesh is white, juicy, and crisp with a texture similar to an apple. It has a good, sweet flavour and ripens well on the tree.

Anecdotally, the Chojuro is a lower chill variety, so it may crop even in warmer climates like the Sydney region.

Fruit ripens: February – April

Cross Pollinators: Nijisseiki Nashi pear, Williams

Nashi – Nijisseiki Pear Information

The Nijisseiki is a medium sized Nashi pear, which are known typically for their apple-like shape, rather than traditional pear shape. The skin is a bright green to yellow colour, while the inner flesh is white, very crisp and very juicy. Their flavour is sweet and relatively mild, but becomes a bit tart near the core. These pears are best when left to ripen on the tree and eaten fresh.

Fruit ripens: February – April

Cross Pollinators: Williams, Beurre Bosc

Packham’s Triumph Pear Information

Packham’s Triumph is an Australian heirloom pear originating in NSW, 1896. It has a smooth, slightly speckled green skin that becomes pale yellow as it ripens further. The inner flesh is juicy and sweet, with a nice pear flavour. It can be crisp straight off the tree but will soften if left on the counter to ripen further.

Fruit ripens: March

Cross Pollinators: Josephine, Cool Crisp, Sweet Reward, SunGold

Red Sensation Pear Information

Red Sensation is a medium to large sized fruit. It has a blush of red over a yellow skin. The flesh is firm and juicy with a good, sweet flavour.

Fruit ripens: March

Cross Pollinators: Beurre Bosc, Nashi – Nijisseiki

SunGold Pear Information

The SunGold is another newer pear variety that yields medium/large fruit. It has pale yellow-green skin and a soft red blush when more ripe. The inner flesh is sweet and juicy. When eaten straight from the tree, SunGold pears are crisp and crunchy, but will ripen further when picked and left for a few days until they are soft and smooth.

Fruit ripens: From February

Cross Pollinators: Red Princess, Cool Crisp, Beurre Bosc, Sweet Reward, Packham’s Triumph

Sweet Reward Pear Information

Sweet Reward is a medium to large sized fruit with light green skin that can take on a slight, somewhat red-orange blush. The inner flesh is white, sweet, and juicy with a good flavour. Crisp and crunchy off the tree, when left off the tree for a few days, this pear will ripen further until it melts in your mouth.

Fruit ripens: March – April

Cross Pollinators: Red Princess, Cool Crisp, Beurre Bosc, SunGold, Packham’s Triumph

Williams Bon Chretien Pear Information

The Williams Bon Chretien pear is often referred to locally as the Williams pear, but it’s also known as the Bartlett pear in North America. It has a pale green skin that will often turn yellow as it ripens. It’s a large, sweet fruit with excellent flavour.

Fruit ripens: February – March

Cross Pollinators: Beurre Bosc, Nashi – Nijisseiki

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