The Beurré Hardy pear tree is one of the earliest fruit trees in our orchards, with a harvest at the end of summer.
In summary, what you need to know:
Last name : Pyrus cummunis Buttered Hardy
Family : Rosaceae
Type: Fruit tree
Height: 5 to 15 m
Ground : Ordinary
Exposure : Sunny
Flowering : Spring -Harvesting pears : September October
Pruning and planting are all maintenance actions that will improve the harvest of your pears.
Beurré Hardy pear plantation
This fruit tree, like the majority of trees in general and pear trees in particular, is preferably planted in autumn to promote rooting before winter.
If you want to plant in spring or summer, plan a more regular watering, especially at the beginning.
- Make a hole 80 cm wide by 60 cm deep
- Make a mixture of garden soil and potting soil
- Ideally place at the bottom of the hole an amendment such as manure and algae or dehydrated manure
- Place your Beurré Hardy pear tree in the hole so that the base of the trunk is slightly raised from the garden
- Fill with the mixture of soil and potting soil
- Water copiously then tamp down so as to eliminate any air holes that there may be between the roots and the soil
- Also find our planting advice.
Note that the Beurré Hardy pear tree is to be avoided in dry, limestone soil.
Beurré Hardy pear pollination
The ‘Beurré Hardy’ pear tree pollinates well in the presence of the ‘Conference’ pear tree, ‘Dr Jules Guyot’, Doyenné du Comice ’and Williams’
Pruning and caring for the Beurré Hardy pear tree
In order to stimulate the appearance of beautiful and numerous pears, it is important to practice pruning of fruiting bodies before the resumption of vegetation.
- Also find the different stages of pruning a pear tree.
Harvesting Beurré Hardy pears
When to harvest pears? This is a frequent question because sometimes it is difficult to determine the best time.
You should know that you must not don't wait for them to fall to harvest them. For this pear tree, the harvest period generally takes place around September October.
Then when you make a 1/4 turn with the tail and that they come without forcing, then you know that is the good time to harvest the pears.
All you need to know about the Beurré Hardy pear tree
This variety of pear is relatively old since its first traces can be found in 1830.
This is also theone of the first pears of autumn to be harvested. We love it for its sweet fruit and white, tender flesh.
The pear tree, renowned for its very long service life (sometimes nearly 200 years old), is a tree native to Europe and Asia.
It is generally medium in size, but in some cases it can reach up to 15 meters.
The pear tree blooms from April and gives superb small white flowers sometimes pinkish, which bees like in spring.
It can be found both in the wild, in our gardens, or in cultivation for the production of pears.
Smart smart tip
When planting, mulch the base of the tree to protect it from frost.
Repeat this operation every year, in this way you will avoid the growth of weeds and the use of products that are harmful to your pears ...!
Beurré Hardy pear diseases
- Powdery mildew: white felting on the leaves.
- Moniliosis: pears rot on pear trees
- Codling moth or fruit worm: Brown spots on the leaves and on the fruits.
- Apple scab: brown spots on fruits and leaves.
- Rust: orange-brown pustule under the leaves.
- Aphids : the leaves curl up and lose their original color.