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debs64debs64 Posts: 4,924
Can anyone recommend a site to buy a pear tree online? I would rather pay a little more for a healthy well grown tree so has anybody used a good online site? 


  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,924
    I have bought apple trees from this company in the past and they have always been excellent.  I imagine their pear trees would be too.

    They are renowned for having an enormous range of hard-to-find and often ancient varieties.

    Their system for ordering and buying looks a bit clunky but that is just because they are a tiny company. They are very friendly and helpful though.

    When you see the range you will be stuck for choice.🙂
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  • BalaBala Posts: 113
    Does it have to be online?  I bought some trees (self-fertile) from "yougarden" through amazon. However, I would recommend homebase if they still have bare root trees.  The reason is this - I bought a cherry tree (self fertile) from homebase couple of weeks ago. Its very healthy and growing really well (check page 2 of the below link to see it).  In addition to that you can look at the tree structure/shape before paying for it.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,341
    Orange Pippin Trees are well respected.
    I bought 4 Pear cordons from them last year
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • debs64debs64 Posts: 4,924
    I want something a bit unusual hence I think online will carry a greater range and I am looking for a small tree no more than 6-7 feet fully grown. Have looked at orange pippin they don't have much left in stock but will look again in autumn though can't see any small trees. 
  • debs64debs64 Posts: 4,924
    Will try bernwoode pansy thanks 
  • IgrowfromseedIgrowfromseed Posts: 266
    I've bought all my top fruit trees from:
    If your interested in a slightly unusual but very prolific pear tree on a small root stock then 'Invincible' is definitely one to try. I've had mine for 10 years and it's been very reliable. Looks like I might get another heavy crop again this year.

  • debs64debs64 Posts: 4,924
    Will definitely look at that one thanks
  • Second flush of flowers- insurance in case the first flush was caught by frost. This is why it's called invincible.

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