Beurre Bosc advice please
Has anyone ever grown a beurre bosc pear tree?
Bosc pears are my absolute favourite pear, bar none. The trees are incredibly hard to source compared to others. I have found only 2 UK suppliers: Orange Pippin Trees, which has actually not stocked any last season (they failed, apparently) and Keepers nursery (high delivery charge). I will probably just go for Keepers anyway but before I take the plunge, I would like some practical advice on why this, which is to me the best tasting pear ever, is hardly grown.
Is it particularly susceptible to diseases in the UK climate? Does it need more sun and heat (they grow very well in France where they get more sun and warmth)? Am I just weird and no one else likes them??