Beurre Hardy is an outstanding eating pear. They have a fragrant, faintly rosy scent and a world class taste. The soft flesh is delicate and melting, full of juice.
The trees are upright, resistant to scab and have hardy flowers that cope with late spring frosts.
Pollination Partners for Beurre Hardy:
To make fruit, all pear trees need to be pollinated by another variety.
Beurre Hardy is in pollination group B.
This means that it will cross-pollinate any other pear tree that you can buy from us - take your pick!
Beurre Hardy is not a good pollinator of other pears.
Please see our guide to Pollinating Pear Trees for more details.
Growing Beurre Hardy Pear Trees:
Rich soil is important - dig in plenty of good manure and compost before planting.
Soil drainage must be good.
The more sun your trees get the better your crops will be.
Details about delivery sizes: Guide to Fruit Tree Sizing.
History & Parentage of Beurre Hardy:
An old French breed from the early 1800s. It was named after the Director of the Jardins Luxembourg in Paris. It is grown commercially on the continent and is quite popular in farmers' markets here.