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(C) Concorde Pear Trees


Collection of orders by arrangement preferred but online orders also accepted for despatch usually within 5-7 working days.


For North
Self fertile
Crisp texture

A new variety, raised by the Institute of Horticultural Research, East Malling. Concorde is a superb, very heavy cropping variety, with a flavour to match the quality of the fruits. Raised from a cross between Conference and Doyenne du Comice, Concorde has inherited the reliability and easy growth of Conference with the influence of Doyenne to give a beautiful flavour. The fruits are medium to large, light green turning pale yellow as they ripen. The sweet. juicy flesh has a very good texture. Concorde is even more precious in its cropping than its parent, Conference. In trials at the National Fruit Trials, Brogdale. the yield has been nearly double that of its parents, Conference and Doyenne. More impressive is the quality of the fruit. 80% have been graded Class 1. The fruits are ready for picking late October and store well until January. With its very heavy yield, superb quality and beautiful flavour, Concorde is, without doubt, a perfect garden variety. Pollinate with: Conference, Williams or Doyenne du Comice. Concorde is, itself, a very good pollinator for other varieties. Very highly recommended. Makes an ideal compact tree. Probably only 7' tall after 5 years. Concorde is now proving self fertile setting a good crop on its own.

This versatile pear variety is suitable for all uses owing to it's capacity to be grown as most standard methods.

As a bush tree the smallest rootstock is Quince C. This compact rootstock can be maintained quite easily at a modest 6-8'. The spread is the same as the height of the tree so where planting multiple trees allow not less than 8' between them. Crops of 30ib plus on an established tree are normal. Suits most good soils.

You can also consider growing this variety as a Supercolumn; such trees are compact slender spire-like specimens which are very easy to prune and accomodate, needing only about 24" in which to grow. Crops appear all up the main stem, 10ib or more per tree is a good average. Why not consider growing Concorde in combination with other supercolumn trees - all varieties of apple, pear, plum, gage & damson are available.

Concorde on Quince 'A' rootstock is recommended and can suit lawn, grassland or orchard setting. It matures to approximately 10-14' depending on pruning & again the spread is the same as the height of the tree. Heavy cropping and more tolerant of poorer soils. Crops of 30ib+ on established trees can be expected.

BA29 is used primarily for paddock and grassland or for where a large traditional tree us required. Very hardy and durable trees, cropping is a little later than other rootstocks, crops of 40ib or more but difficult to harvest without a ladder.

Concorde can also be utilized as an edging tree via the stepover option. With a top height of just 18" this truly is a tree you can 'step over' Plant 5' apart. An ornamental addition to the kitchen garden or allotment. You will need a top wire to train the top laterals down to.

We recommend Concorde on the small bush rootstock Quince C, or as a supercolumn which is also very suited to pot growing. So no matter what your circumstances you can enjoy this wonderful Pear tree in your garden.

Self fertile blossom; no need for a pollinator.
NATURALLY COMPACT Needs little pruning.

HARDY & suited to most areas of the country.

GOOD SWEET FLAVOUR Crisp at first but becoming tender later on.

SEASON Late September & into October.

PLANTING can commence at any time of year; Autumn-Spring as bare-root is a very good time. But planting during the growing season is perfectly possible from container grown stock.

(C) Concorde Pear Trees

For an explanation of the various pear rootstocks and choices available click here

Sending a tree through the post isn't easy, so our parcels are expertly packed to keep your goods in the best condition. There is no surcharge on the delivery of larger parcels/orders.

Tree size as supplied varies but is usually between 3.5' - 4.5' on despatch. A few varieties might be slightly smaller, some a little bigger, of course it does vary but this is a good average. WE SUPPLY YOUNG TREES - and are proud to do so. Although we are sometimes requested to supply older/bigger trees, the percieved advantages are outwighed by disadvantages! Older trees take longer to establish and will fruit no more quickly. The young trees we send out grow away and establish so quickly and healthily & often yield within 1 season of planting. Our customers even report fruits the first year of planting! All professional fruit growers prefer to plant young trees rather than older.

Our soft fruit bushes are usually 2 years old.
Everything is stringently graded, grown on the nursery and well packed!

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Gold Standard Health & Quality

Chris Bowers' Gold StandardWe have in place very rigorous standards for the health, providence and uniformity of all our fruiting plants & trees. Our Nursery and the stock we grow is inspected and passported for health regularly by DEFRA experts [formerly the Ministry of Agriculture] and we have in place our own stringent controls and inspection programmes to ensure our fruiting bushes and trees are the best, most disease free stocks available and truly beyond compare.

We always propagate from certified stock where this exists and have the highest standards regarding providence and grading. If only the very best will do - as it should - then you can rely on a Chris Bowers fruiting plant to give the most exemplary results available. We firmly believe that only the very healthiest stock can and does produce vastly superior results - and it shows.

Our Guarantee

We are proud of each & every plant & tree we despatch from our Nursery. If it fails to thrive or live up to your expectations we will replace or refund it. This is in addition to your statutory rights. We may rarely ask for details of care and cultivation given to it, or arrange for a return of the item for inspection, to assist in our own programme of improvement.