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Pear 'Obelisk Column'

Pyrus communis

Hardy Tree

What is Hardy Tree?

Great for small spaces

Spring blossom and crops of sweet pears

Grow your own fruit on the patio or balcony

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Specially developed for patio growing, Pear ‘Obelisk Column’ has a narrow footprint making it perfect for containers and small gardens. Grafted onto a dwarf rootstock, Pear ‘Obelisk Column’ maximises small spaces, producing good crops of large, rounded green fruits with a red blush. Enjoy harvesting these sweet dessert pears from your patio in October. An additional feature is provided by white blossom in spring, making Pear ‘Obelisk Column’ a stunning ornamental tree as well. Height: 1.5m (5ft). Spread: 1m (39in).

  • Pollination Group: 2 - flowering mid season (C)
  • Self fertile
  • Harvest: October/November
  • Rootstock: Quince C - Dwarf 

Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years.
Estimated time to best yields: 5 years.

Height Up to 1.5m (4.9ft)
Spread Up to 1m (39in)

Hardy Tree

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full sun

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1 x 18cm Potted Plant (Quince C Rootstock) (KF7112)

Plant fruit trees in any well drained soil in a sheltered sunny position. Prior to planting, incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the planting hole and drive the stake into the ground to support the tree. Staking after planting may result in damage to the root ball. Plant fruit trees at their original soil level and firm them into the ground. Fasten the tree to the stake using a tree tie, and water well. Alternatively plant dwarf trees in a large tub using John Innes no.3 compost. Pears will produce the best crops when planted near to another pear tree to increase pollination.

Fruit trees do not suffer weed competition well. Keep weeds and grass clear from within a 30cm radius of base of the tree. In spring, while the ground is moist, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost around the base of the tree, taking care not to mound it up against the stem. This will help to retain moisture throughout the summer. Feed and water apple trees during particularly dry periods.

Pruning fruit trees begins immediately after planting. Remove the central stem to just above the highest side branch. For the following 3 years, prune only the tips of the remaining main branches by one third in winter. Aim for about six main branches which will form the frame of your tree, with fruiting sub branches growing off of them. From the fourth year, some sub branches can be pruned out at the union where they join the main branch, to allow new sub branches to take their place.

In order to produce the best quality, largest fruits, the fruits should be thinned leaving two fruits remaining per cluster.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

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