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Invincible (or Delwinor) is a hardy pear tree, suitable for the frostiest areas. It flowers twice, so the second flush of blossom will miss all but the latest spring frosts. This also gives it a long cropping period.
The first fruit to ripen are green and crunchy but not gritty. The later ones get a yellow flush and become much sweeter, softer and juicier, so it's really a 2 in1 cooking & eating pear tree.
As an eater, it's pretty good, with many of the qualities of a Williams. If you live in the North, Scotland, on the East coast or in a frost pocket further south, we strongly recommend this tree.
Growing Invincible 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.
Pollination Partners for Invincible:
Even though they are quite self fertile, your trees still need to be pollinated by another variety for the best crop sizes.
Invincible is in pollination group C.
Please see our guide to Pollinating Pear Trees for a full list of partners for Invincible.
History & Parentage of Invincible:
A fairly recent french variety from the Delbard nursery.