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  • Eventual height: 4m
  • Eventual spread: 4m

pear 'Louise Bonne of Jersey'

pear Louise Bonne of Jersey

5 year guarantee Perfect for pollinators
bare root Quince A £49.99

This plant is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast
  • Flowering period: April
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Pollination Group: 2 - flowering mid- to late season, but partially self-fertile

    Raised in France in 1780, this reliable dessert pear is still sought-after today for it's succulent, autumn fruits. Relatively small in size, these have a red-flushed green skin (which takes on a yellowish hue as they ripen), and a sweet, buttery flesh that seems to melt in the mouth. The spring flowers, which are rich in pollen and nectar, are also noteworthy, as they put on a beautiful show while helping to sustain the pollinators.

  • Garden care: Bare-root plants should be planted out as soon as they arrive. If this is not possible, they can be heeled in temporarily (covering their roots with soil) or potted up. Before planting, soak the rootball in a bucket of water for half an hour and make sure to incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole. Stake firmly in exposed positions.

    Pears naturally shed a small quantity of the developing fruits in midsummer. After this has occurred thin out the remaining pears, leaving one pear per cluster. Apply a high-nitrogen feed in spring.

  • Pollination Information: Though partially self-fertile, this pear will produce a bigger crop if planted with another variety of pear. Ideally this should come from the same pollination group 2, however it is possible to use one from group 3 as well.