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Pear Rootstocks

Information about pear tree rootstocks including detailed description of growing characteristics

Pear TreeChoosing the right tree for the right place is of utmost importance to avoid disappointment especially when growing top fruit trees. There are many sizes and forms available to suit every situation and how large a tree grows and it's form is mainly determined by the rootstock onto which the cultivar is grafted.

 

The chart below shows a selection of pear tree rootstocks available together with details of their characteristics including detailed information including height, spread, planting distances and suitable forms.

 

Quince C Rootstock  - Dwarfing

Mature height 
Spread
Planting distance
Suitable forms

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8-10ft (2.4-3m)
9ft (2.7m)
9ft (2.7m) apart, 12ft (3.6m) between rows  
Bush, Pyramid, Cordon, Espalier, Fan, Containers

 

Quince A Rootstock -  Semi Dwarfing

Mature height 
Spread
Planting distance
Suitable forms

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10-12ft (3-3.6m )

12ft (3.6m)

12ft (3.6m) apart, 15ft (4.5m) between rows  

 Half Standard, Bush, Cordon, Espalier, Fan, Containers

 

Pyrodwarf Rootstock  -  Semi Vigorous

Mature height 
Spread
Planting distance
Suitable forms

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Over 15ft (4.5m)

15ft (4.5m)

15ft (4.5m) apart, 20ft (6m) between rows  

Half Standard

 

Pyrus  -  Very Vigorous

Mature height 
Spread
Planting distance
Suitable forms

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Over 20ft (6m)

15ft (4.5m)

20ft (6m) apart, 25ft (7.5m) between rows

Standard

 

   

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