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Trio of pears from Lubera

Pear Saxonia Eckehart
Pear Saxonia Eckehart

Saxonia invasion

These Saxonia pears are available from Lubera and prove there’s more to this fruit than plain old Conference.

Pear Saxonia ‘Gerburg’

Pear Saxonia Gerburg
Pear Saxonia ‘Gerburg’
  • Harvest: Early October
  • Maturity: December; until February if stored cool
  • Fruit: Very large, (up to 300 g), bell-shaped, green-red at the harvest; red-yellow at maturity
  • Taste: Firm, juicy when mature with an intense flavour
  • Growth/health: Slightly susceptible to scab; strong, broad pyramidal growth
  • Final size for bushes: Height: 2.5-3.5m, crown diameter: 2-2.5m
  • Final size for espaliers: Height: 2.5-3.5m, length: up to 3.5m
  • Final size for semi-standards: Trunk height: 1.1-1.3 m, crown height: 3.5-4.5m, crown diameter: 3-4m

Pear Saxonia ‘Eckehart’ – red/green winter pear

  • Flowering period: April
  • Ripeness/harvest period: October
  • Final height: 2-4m
  • Final width: 2-4m
  • Taste: Sweet
  • Flower colour: white

Pear Saxonia ‘Electra’ – slightly blushed autumn pear

Pear Saxonia Electra
Pear Saxonia ‘Electra’
  • Flowering period: April
  • Ripeness/harvest period: September
  • Final height: 2-4m
  • Final width: 2-4m
  • Taste: sweet
  • Flower colour: white

All varieties start from £30.40, available from www.lubera.co.uk.

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.

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