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Pear

Pyrus communis 'Packham's Triumph'

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Pears are medium-sized deciduous trees. For best results ask a local nursery for advice on optimal choices in terms of rootstock and cross pollinators, Winter Nelis and Rosemarie are often used. Packham's Triumph has a green to yellow skin and creamy white flesh and have a high chilling unit requirement.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Packham's Triumph trees flower in Spring. Fruit will be ready to harvest in Summer.

Propagation

Cuttings
Graft or bud cultivar on BP 1 or BP 3 rootstock.

Special features

Attracts useful insects
Pears need cross-pollinating and depend on insects to help get pollen from one variety to the other. Pollination is done by bees.

Geography

Origin
Australia 1896
Natural climate
Mediterranean

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Clay, Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Medicinal
Pears are packed with goodness, including dietry fibre.
Edible
Fruits ripen in Summer.

Personality

Family
Rosaceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
None

Problems

Pear leaves turning brown is often Red spider mites - look for them on the back of the leaves. False codling moth target pear fruit. Wind damage also makes brown marks on the fruit.

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