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Saint Mathieu

Saint Mathieu is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators

Saint Mathieu is a traditional cooking pear, originating from the border areas of northern France and Belgium.

The pears are not very palatable for eating fresh because the flesh is quite hard and tannic. However they come into their own when baked or stewed.

Bio / Organic  fruit trees

Saint Mathieu organic pear trees for sale

  • 1-year tree on PyroDwarf rootstock 19.45€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
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Growing and Training

Saint Mathieu trees are naturally vigorous, and are traditionally grown on standard seedling rootstocks. Old trees get very tall and impressive.


Saint Mathieu characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersPoor
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • Picking periodmid-September
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Season of use2-3 weeks
  • CroppingGood
  • Food usesCulinaryTraditional cooker
  • Disease resistanceGood
  • ScabSome resistance
  • Country of originBelgiumFrance
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849
  • Flesh colourWhite
  • Fruit colourGreen - lightRusset
  • Fruit sizeLarge