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.
Next deliveries: December 2023 - February 2024.
Let me know when Beurre Hardy pear trees are back in stock.
If you do not hear from us by March you can contact us to pre-order for next autumn.
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.