THE BARE ROOT SEASON IS NOW CLOSED BUT YOU CAN PLACE YOUR ORDERS FOR DECEMBER 2022 DELIVERY
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.
Conference Pear Tree (BARE ROOT) Click The Link For Containerised Conference Pear Trees
Conference pear trees are quite possibly the most popular pear tree we sell and you can see why. It is suitable for almost all UK locations in terms of weather (Light house patio gardens and severe weather research stations not included!) and the large and reliable crop of pears make it even more an attractive option.
Compared to other pear trees, the Conference pear has good resistance to Mildew and Scab. The emphasis here is resistance not immunity so good practice still applies such as not pruning when wet.
The Conference pear tree is also a good attractant of birds, insects and wildlife so if you like a busy garden in the Spring then a Conference pear tree will help bring them in.
Most Important Information
Month Of Fruiting: September
Type of Pear: Eating
Fertility: C3 (SELF FERTILE) Does not require another pear tree to produce fruit however an increased yield maybe had by putting another pear tree (not Conference) from flowering group C2,C3 or C4.
See What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Bare Root Conference Pear Trees
Dear Alan, Our bare root conference pear tree arrived in very quick time with no complaint from the delivery man. It then stood in our children's playroom for a couple of days and behaved itself impeccably. It did NOT empty out the children's toys on the floor or use their crayons to scribble on the walls. (Unlike the children....) It is now planted on our allotment, guarding the compost heap. I will let you know if it refuses to wave to us when we to work on the allotment. This is not the first tree we've had from you; in fact I believe it is the eighth, and all have been perfect gentlemen in transit and when they arrived at our house. Best Wishes Clare Auty 0316
I'm so sorry. I meant to reply as soon as the trees arrived. They (bare root conference pear tree) arrived in very good condition and are now planted in the garden. We are looking forward to seeing them grow leaves in the spring. We will certainly order from you again. Regards Clare Auty. 1113
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.