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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.

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Beurre Hardy organic pear trees for sale

  • 1Maidentree on BA29 rootstock23.25€
    Medium tree (2m-3.5m after 10 years) Bare-root
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  • 2Maidentree on PyroDwarf rootstock24.00€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years) Bare-root
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  • 3Maidentree on Kirchensaller rootstock23.25€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years) Bare-root
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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