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Rootstocks for Pear Trees

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  • Pear Tree Rootstocks for DIY grafters
  • Quince A is semi-vigorous
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£ 3.90

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Quince A Pear Rootstocks

The rootstock of your fruit tree controls its final size. When buying any fruit tree from us, you do not need to worry about choosing the right rootstock: they are grown on the most suitable one for its intended final shape and size. Each tree's page will say which rootstock it is grown on: we use Quince A for all our pear trees. It works for both trained shapes like fans or espaliers and can also produce a mature tree that is a manageable size for a garden. 

Rootstocks will be despatched in February and March.

Browse our other Rootstocks, our range of pear trees or the full variety of fruit trees.

There are many expert books out there on grafting.
In summary, you plant your rootstock in the winter and let it establish through early spring.
You can graft onto it in various ways when it is growing away in April or May.

Pear Rootstocks at a glance:

 Rootstock Name   Size Range & Max. Mature Height  Common uses
Quince A
Semi-Vigorous (4 metres) All purpose - can even be used for cordons. Needs no support when established.


Detailed Description of Pear Tree Rootstocks

Quince A is an all-purpose rootstock that is used by both gardeners and commercial orchards, producing a free-standing tree around 4m (12ft), which can easily be kept a smaller size of about 2.5 metres with a good pruning regime. It is also great for wall trained fans and espaliers.
After your pear trees are established, they do not need support.

Our Guarantee applies only to the rootstock:
Please note that our survival guarantee only covers the rootstock if it dies before grafting. It does not cover the graft itself.
If you are not familiar with grafting but want to give it a try, may we recommend some videos by Stephen Hayes. You should watch his work on collecting scion wood and then an excellent video on different grafting techniques; also highly recommended is the YouTuber Skillcult, who expands on the basic grafting techniques into more advanced territory.