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Pacham Pear


Fruit ripening time: March


Pollination partners: Conference, Josephine, Winter Nelis, Clapps Favourite, 20th Century Pear (Nijisseki)


Packham pears are medium to large in size. The flesh is sweet, rich, aromatic and juicy.

The bright green skin turns a slight yellow when ripe for eating. The flesh is white to ivory in colour and has a fine grain.


Useful for cooking and stores well.


Flowers early.


Tree Size:


Dwarf Tree: 2 – 3 m high. Depending on pruning and the tree shape these pear trees can be kept as small as 2 m in height and planted as close as 50cm apart. Must be supported on a trellis or a stake


Semi-Dwarf: 3.5 - 4.5 m high


Full Size: 10 m +


Soil: Will adapt well to most soils, but heavy, moist soils are preferred to light, shallow soils.

Dwarf and semi-dwarf trees will not tolerate drought.


Will do best in well drained soils. Established trees can withstand wet conditions, but will not tolerate waterlogging. Prefer neutral to slightly acidic soils and do not like high pH soils

Packham Pear Tree


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