Snowdon Queen Pear
History & Discovery
In 1984 three very old diminuative pear trees were found growing on the side of Snowdon above Llanberis. All trees were found in gardens that were originally part of the Vaynol Estate. In 1998 a similar pear, trained as a fan, was founfd in the remains of the walled gardens of Sir Michael Duff Asherton Smith, the owner of the Vaynol Estate. Perhaps in the past, Sir Michaels gardeners lived in Llanberis and planted trees in their gardens. This remarkable pear produces excellent fruit both at sea level and at 600 feet. Most other pears coming from france, southern England or the continent, do poorly in Wales as they suffer from cracked fruit and disease in our wetter climate.
The shiny yellow-green pears have a delightful pinkish flesh with plenty of delicious sweet perfumed fruit. They have a distinctive rosewater aroma. The tree forms a pleasing pyramid shape and crops well. Pick in late September. Use through October.
Partially Self Fertile
Large Stick in Label
Small Tie on Label
Large Tie on Label
All fruit trees are grafted onto rootstocks. The rootstocks determine eventual tree size.
Bigger trees are more robust & produce more fruit, but take up more space.
Always choose a bigger rootstock if you need extra anchorage or your soil is in poor (very wet, dry or rocky). Small trees cannot compete with grass and weeds.
Select your rootstock by using the paypal button corresponding to the eventual size of tree you desire. You will have the option to select the number of trees you wish to order on the Paypal page.
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