Pyrus communis Beth Bush 12L
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Pyrus communis Beth Bush (Pear) 12L

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The popular dessert pear Pyrus communis Beth is a much loved variety, prized for its juicy, sweet flavour and early harvest. It is too small to be grown commercially but as a reliable and heavy cropper it is ideal for an English gardenThe fruit has a smooth skin and a sweet juicy taste with a melting texture. 

With a neat, compact habit and a beautiful display of spring white flowers, this is an ideal specimen for the smaller garden. Beth is a recipient of the RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit), for all round excellence in the garden.

  • Flowers: April
  • Harvest: September 
  • Hardy
  • Well drained soil 
  • South or West aspect 
  • Full sun 
  • Sheltered
  • Beurré Superfin x Williams’ Bon Chrétien parentage
  • Is not self-fertile so will need another cultivar for pollination – Conference would be good or Doyenne du Comice
  • Flowers early and so at risk from spring frosts
  • Will drop a certain number of developing fruits in mid summer–then thin out the remaining pears, leaving one pear per cluster
  • Harvest when pears are slightly under ripe