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Have you noticed that there is a growing trend towards growing food in one’s own back yard? It is no longer the practice of only a few tree-hugging ‘greenies’ or permaculture practitioners, but has become a pretty mainstream, trendy and, lets face it, sensible thing to do. Apart from the sheer delight of plucking a ripe and juicy fruit specimen off the tree in your own backyard for instant gratification of the senses, the benefits of eating produce that has been grown with a modicum of control regarding the use of pesticides and herbicides is immeasurable.

 And the well-worn wail of “Id simply love to grow fruit trees but I have no space in my garden” does not cut it. With the help of the technique of Espalier and with so many new varieties being bred that can live hapily in tubs, there is no excuse. One gardener we know has a variety of fourteen different fruits growing in her 500sq meter section and she still has space for ornamentals, a pond, veggies and a small native forest – plus the house of course. 


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Picture of Pear Taylors Gold BA29
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Relatively new on the scene, this NZ pear has become very popular. It ripens late in the season, around April and has been described as having a sensational flavour - tender and juicy with a delicate sweet taste. Pollinate with Beurre Bosc, Williams bon Chretien or Winter Nelis. Deciduous.

Pears are vigorous growers and are more tolerant of adverse conditions than some other fruit trees. However they are happiest in the sun with shelter from harsh wind. They are indifferent to soil type but prefer it not to be too soggy in winter. 'Taylor's Gold' was discovered in Nelson in 1986 and has quickly gained popularity internationally.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3.5m x 3m

Pear Taylors Gold BA29

Current Stock Height: 170/190 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

$39.99


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Picture of Pear Tple Packhams/Comice/W Nellis
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Triple Graft Pear. Packhams Triumph - a super all purpose variety with large fruit mid season and a good keeper. Doyenne du Comice - classic gourmet pear, green skin with white flesh tastes like melting cinnamon. Winter Nelis - Green skin, rich buttery flavour. Good keeper. Deciduous.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 3m

Pear Tple Packhams/Comice/W Nelis PC

Current Stock Height: 160/180 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

New stock arriving beginning of July, 2020. Pre-order now. Estimated price $59.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.


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Picture of Pear Tple Shin/Nijisseiki/Hosui
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Triple Graft Nashi Pear. Shinseiki - Yellow skin, white juicy flesh with a sweet mild flavour. Nijisseiki - Large rounded fruit, sweet juicy flesh. Hosui - Medium round fruit with golden skin and highly flavoured juicy flesh. All 3 will ripen around March-April. Deciduous.
Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 3m

Pear Triple Shin/Nijisseiki/Hosui PC

Current Stock Height: 160/180 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

$59.99


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Picture of Pear William Bon Chretien Dwf
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A sweet and delicious pear which is popular for desserts and bottling. The pale green skin is soft yellow when fully ripe. Ready to eat from late January to February. Pollinate with Beurre Bosc or Winter Nelis. This pear has an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society. Deciduous.

Grafted on to Quince rootstock for size control.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3.5m x 3m

Pear William Bon Chretian Dwf QN

Current Stock Height: 140/150 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

$39.99


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Picture of Pear Winter Cole CM
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A nice fat round pear with russeted skin. The flesh is creamy white, juicy and with a good rich flavour. Ripens towards autumn and stores extremely well. Can be preserved or used for juice. Pollinate with Williams Bon Chretien. Happiest in a sunny sheltered spot, however quite hardy and easy to grow. Deciduous.
Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 8m x 3m

Pear Winter Cole CM

Current Stock Height: 150/180 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

$44.99


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Picture of Pear Winter Cole Dwf
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Round medium sized fruit with russeted skin and delicious, juicy, melt in your mouth, white flesh that is richly flavoured. Matures in late autumn and stores very well. Pollinate with William's Bon Chretien. This dwarf version is grafted on to Quince rootstock to keep compact. Deciduous.
Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 2m

Pear Winter Cole Dwf QN

Current Stock Height: 140/150 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

$39.99


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Pear Winter Cole Dwf QuA

Current Stock Height: 150/165 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Picture of Pear Winter Nelis Dwf
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This is a nice small pear with yellow-green skin that is lightly russeted. The flesh is quite firm with a fine texture and good flavour. Sweet and juicy. Good for fresh eating or preserving. Produces good reliable crops. Pollinate with Beurre Bosc or Williams Bon Chretien. Deciduous.

This form of 'Winter Nelis' is grafted on to Quince Rootstock which controls the size your tree will grow to.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2.5m

Pear Winter Nelis semi dwf BA29

Current Stock Height: 160/180 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

$39.99


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Pear Winter Nellis dwf QuC

Current Stock Height: 150/170 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Picture of Pear Winter Nelis on Calleryana
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A very good late season pear that is an excellent keeper. Green skin with reddish russet patches. Fruit is small, the flesh buttery with a rich flavour. Prolific cropper. Pollinators - Beurre Bosc, Taylors Gold and Williams' Bon Chretien. Deciduous.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 3m

Pear Winter Nelis

Current Stock Height: 120/150 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

New stock arriving beginning of July, 2020. Pre-order now. Estimated price $49.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.


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Picture of Pear Winter Nelis QuA
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This is a nice small pear with yellow-green skin that is lightly russeted. The flesh is quite firm with a fine texture and good flavour. Sweet and juicy. Good for fresh eating or preserving. Produces good reliable crops.Pollinate with Beurre Bosc or Williams Bon Chretien. Deciduous.

This form of 'Winter Nelis' is grafted on to Quince Rootstock which controls the size your tree will grow to.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 3m

Pear Winter Nelis QuA

Current Stock Height: 160/200 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

New stock arriving beginning of July, 2020. Pre-order now. Estimated price $39.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.


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Picture of Pear Winter Nelis semi dwf
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This is a nice small pear with yellow-green skin that is lightly russeted. The flesh is quite firm with a fine texture and good flavour. Sweet and juicy. Good for fresh eating or preserving. Produces good reliable crops. Pollinate with Beurre Bosc or Williams Bon Chretien. Deciduous.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 3m

Pear Winter Nellis QN

Current Stock Height: 110/130 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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Wairere Nursery
826 Gordonton Road, R D 1, Hamilton 3281 Ph: (07) 824 3430 Email:     Open 7 days 8:30am-5pm