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Pear 'Early Bon Chretien'

Pyrus communis 'Early Bon Chretien'

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

6m

Max

6m

4m

Min

4m

3 years to reach maturity

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Pick fruit as soon as the skin change from green to more yellow and come easily loose when lifted.

Pear 'Early Bon Chretien' Overview

Pears are deciduous trees. For best results ask a local nursery for advice on optimal choices in terms of rootstock and cross pollinators, Forelle is commonly used as pollinator. Early Bon Chretien has a green to yellow skin. The variety is recommended for areas with less cold units.

Common problems with Pear 'Early Bon Chretien'

Pear leaves turning brown is often Red spider mites - look for them on the back of the leaves. False codling moth target pear fruit. Wind damage also makes brown marks on the fruit.

How to propagate Pear 'Early Bon Chretien'

Cuttings

Graft or bud the cultivar on BP1 or BP3 rootstock.

Special features of Pear 'Early Bon Chretien'

Attracts useful insects

Early Bon Chretien depends on insects for cross-pollination.

Other uses of Pear 'Early Bon Chretien'

Edible

Fruits are harvsted in summer.