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A picture of a Pear 'Packham's Triumph'

Pear 'Packham's Triumph'

Pyrus communis 'Packham's Triumph'

Also known as

Pear , Peer (Afr.)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

6m

Max

6m

4m

Min

4m

3 years to reach maturity

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Packham's Triumph trees flower in Spring. Fruit will be ready to harvest in Summer.

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A photo of Pear 'Packham's Triumph'
A photo of Pear 'Packham's Triumph'

Overview

Pears are medium-sized deciduous trees. For best results ask a local nursery for advice on optimal choices in terms of rootstock and cross pollinators, Winter Nelis and Rosemarie are often used. Packham's Triumph has a green to yellow skin and creamy white flesh and have a high chilling unit requirement.

Common problems

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.

Propagation

Cuttings

Graft or bud cultivar on BP 1 or BP 3 rootstock.

Special Features

Autumn colour

Attracts useful insects

Pears need cross-pollinating and depend on insects to help get pollen from one variety to the other. Pollination is done by bees.

Uses

Medicinal

Pears are packed with goodness, including dietry fibre.

Edible

Fruits ripen in Summer.