Pear Concorde Fruit Trees
Concorde pear trees are a heavy cropping dessert variety. Conveniently self-pollinating and so a second tree is not required for successful cropping. The Fruit is medium in size and ripe and ready for harvest later in autumn. The fruit skin colour is pale yellow with russet markings, with full exposure to the sun the fruit has a glowing red flush to it. The tree has an abundance of white blossom in May time and the flexible shoots of this variety make it a good choice for training into cordons or espalier shapes. This is a good choice as an all round Pear if you only have space for a single pear tree, its comes with good heritage as its parents are the well known varieties Conference and Doyenne du Comice.
Our Concorde Pear Trees are grown on a semi-dwarfing Quince A/Quince C rootstock, the tree should make an ultimate height of 3-4 metres after 10 years or more.
The conference pear is a relatively new variety, being released to the general public as a popular eating pear in 1994, it has a natural pear flavour with juicy pale flesh. An easy to grow variety, and a top suggestion for an organic garden.
When planting new Concorde Pear trees we recommend adding rootgrow to give it the best start. Young fruit trees will establish and grow away faster if a small circle of 0.5-1 metre is kept completely clear of weeds and grass for the first few years, ideally with a mulch of bark chippings or similar to conserve moisture during hot and dry spells in the summer.