European pear varieties


The pear varieties in this Agfact are divided into the following groups.

  • major varieties
  • new and less commercial varieties
  • cocktail pears of very small size (20-30mm) and
  • low chill varieties for warmer districts.

Information is presented about their:

  • flowering times
  • pest and disease susceptibilities and
  • maturation time.


Agfact H4.1.13 Second Edition

Published: 01 Oct 2002