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Beurre Hardy pear trees

Pyrus communis
Beurre Hardy
Beurre Hardy has received the RHS Award of Garden MeritBeurre Hardy is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 4

Beurre Hardy is a classic French eating pear, very typical of the new varieties of pears that were being developed by enthusiasts in France and Belgium in the first half of the 19th century - characterised by very juicy sweet flavours. Many of these varieties are named "beurre", which translates as "butter-like" in English, a reference to the glistening melting flesh of these pears.

Perhaps not the prettiest of pears, but this a variety you plant for its surpassing flavour.

Bio / Organic  fruit trees

Beurre Hardy organic pear trees for sale

Sorry we have not produced any trees of this variety this season.

    Delivery countries
    • Austria
    • Belgium
    • Croatia
    • Czech Republic
    • Denmark
    • Estonia
    • France
    • Germany
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Latvia
    • Lithuania
    • Luxembourg
    • Netherlands
    • Norway
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Slovakia
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
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    Growing and Training

    Beurre Hardy is fairly easy to grow, but in cooler climates it needs to be grown in a sheltered location in full sun to achieve the best flavours. It needs to be pollinated by other compatible pear varieties, but is a poor pollinator.


    Beurre Hardy was raised by Mr Bonnet, a fruit enthusiast from Boulogne in northern France, around 1820. It was subsequently named it named after Mr Hardy, a Director of the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris.

    Beurre Hardy characteristics

    • Gardening skillBeginner
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Flowering group4
    • Pollinating othersPoor
    • PloidyDiploid
    • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
    • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesWarm climates
    • Picking periodmid-October
    • Picking seasonLate
    • Season of use1 week
    • CroppingGood
    • Food usesEating fresh
    • Disease resistanceAverage
    • ScabSome resistance
    • MildewSome susceptibility
    • Fire blightSome susceptibility
    • Country of originFrance
    • Period of origin1800 - 1849
    • Fruit colourRusset