Do I Need To Stake My Bare Root Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy.
1 Year Maiden Bare Root Trees
If you plant a 1 Year maiden tree and do not prune it at all, it will grow a little more upright and have more clear stem.
Buy Our Bare Root Pear Trees Because......
- All Bare Root Pear fruit trees certified virus free, Free UK Mainland Delivery with a FREE FRUIT TREE WARRANTY.
- Pear Maiden trees are 1 - 1.5 years old when sold, with 3 - 3.5 year old roots grafted on, all other Pear bare root are 2 - 2.5 year old trees with 4 year old roots (arguably a 4 year old tree).
- 1-3 years on average to produce fruit (depending on root stock).
- All basic pruning requirements completed before delivery.
- Tree consultant available to answer questions pre and post purchase.
- We will give you volume discount for different pear trees. (call us)
- WHOLESALE PRICES AVAILABLE FOR ORDERS OVER £150 Call 0800 043 1057.
Bare Root Beth Pear Tree. Click the link for Containerised Beth Pear Tree.
Beth Pears are not known for their shelf life but what they lack in longevity they more than make up for in taste and early ripening. Don't think that the only way you will be able to eat these pears without getting a mouthful of pear mould is to eat them while they are still on the branch, stick them in the fridge and you should get a few days more out of them.
They are also known for reaching maturity faster than many of their pear cousins so you should get fruit earlier from this pear tree compared to similar root stock pear trees.
If you have a small garden then the Beth pear is for you as it has quite a tight growth habit. It is also recommended by the RHS but we couldn't find out why.
Most Important Information
Month Of Fruiting: August
Type of Pear: Eating
Fertility: C3 (requires another pear tree from group C2,C3 or C4 so you will get a pear harvest)
Which Type Of Pear Tree Rootstock To Choose:
Those in the horticultural business love their technical lingo, so here is something to help you decipher Gobbeldy Gook from the Green Fingered Brigade. Each rootstock description is made up of several terms from one or more of the following:
Cordon : Columnar shape and short branches. Ideal for space saving and quick fruiting (possibly first year)
Quince C : Will reach approx. 2.5 metres. Fruits quicker than Quince A and Kirchensellar
Quince Eline : Almost identical to Quince C but but has superior cold hardiness.
Quince A : Will reach approx. 3.5 metres. Fruits quicker than Kirchensellar
Kirchensaller: Will reach approx. 6.0+ metres.
Half Standard: Trunk clear of branches for around 1 metre and is traditional tree shaped. Good for gardens e.g. easy mowing and companion planting underneath.
Straight Lead: Much more of a clear trunk than a Half Standard, usually around 2.0 + metres.
Bush : Pruned so that branches start around 45cm from the ground.
Maiden : 1-2 years old and unpruned, ideal for shaping into Fan, Espalier, step over etc
Bare Root : There is no soil or pot around the roots which are wrapped in a bag and are cheaper than containerised.
1 Year : Pear Tree will be between 1 and 2 years old
2 Year : Pear Tree will be between 2 and 3 years old
Family Pear Tree. Three different varieties of pear on one tree that pollinate each other. Click the link to see current Family Pear Trees in stock.
Fruiting Times For Bare Root Pear Trees
The general rule of thumb with most fruit trees is that the smaller the ultimate height of the tree, the sooner it will bear fruit. Pear trees around 2.5 metres could fruit in 1-2 years whereas those at 6+ metres could be as much as 5 years. Weather can increase or decrease these times.
Fruit Tree Heights
Taller does not mean more value for money. A 1 year old fruit tree can easily be substantially higher than a 2 year old, this is because they are hard pruned at 1 year old to create the desired shape. Some trees have over 100cm of height removed. They can then have another pruning at 2 years old to increase fruit growing real estate. Most fruit trees will benefit from having a third to half of the seasons new growth cut back in the Autumn to prevent long whippy branches which break easily. Age and pruning completed determine real value.