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botanical name:
Pyrus communis 'Beurré Hardy'
Pyrus communis 'Beurré Hardy' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Pear 'Beurré Hardy', Pear 'Beurre Hardy'
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 9.00m
width: 8.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: conical
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
stem/bark: brown
main season: Autumn
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 8
description:
Dessert pear. Produces good crops of medium to large fruits, light green almost covered with bronze-russet. Slightly rough skinned, but with sweet flavoured juicy flesh. White flowers in spring. Vigorous grower.

cultivation:
Moist well drained soil in sun. Performs best in slightly warmer conditions then apples. Also crops a bit earlier, in late summer or early autumn.
Self-fertile

other notes:
Originated in France by M. Bonnet in 1820.

RHS AGM

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