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Pear - Merton Pride

Large sweet and juicy with delicious melting flesh, a reliable heavy cropper. Excellent garden variety, able to succeed in heavy clay soils. Triploid.

Season: September

Rootstock: Quince A (semi-dwarf)

Planting Distance: 4m (13ft)

Approximate Height: 4m (13ft) after 10 years

Pollination : Triploid (group 4)

Instances of poor pollination are nearly always caused by bad weather at blossom time, limiting the activity of insects.

This pear tree is growing on a semi-dwarf rootstock, ideal for the average garden.

Pears need a sunny site and a neutral soil to crop well, a pH of 6.5 - 7.5 is ideal.