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  • pear Benita
  • Eventual height: 5m
  • Eventual spread: 5m

pear Benita ('Rafzas')

pear Benita

Perfect for pollinators £59.99
Pot size quince a 12lt (bush)
quince a 12lt (bush)
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: April
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Pollination Group: B - flowering mid season
  • Root Stock: Quince A

    A new variety, that is a cross between an Asian and European pear. The result is a large, golden skinned oval fruit that has a delicious, crisp and juicy flesh. They can be harvested from mid-September and the fruits last well after being picked. Noted for its hardiness and disease resistance, this pear is set to become a firm favourite.

  • Garden care: Pears naturally shed a small quantity of the developing fruits in mid summer. After this has occurred thin out the remaining pears, leaving one pear per cluster. Add a high-nitrogen feed in spring.

  • Pollination Information: This pear belongs to pollination group B, so you will need need to plant one other different variety of pear to guarantee cross pollination, and a subsequent bumper crop. Ideally this should come from the same pollination group, however it is possible to use one from group A or C as well.