Pear Catillac

Pear Catillac

An ancient variety of late culinary pear from 17th century Versailles, Pear Catillac has stood the test of time for its lovely flavour and very long keeping qualities. Large, hard, greenish-yellow fruit with a red flush; slightly coarse-textured flesh turns pink with a gorgeous flavour after the very long, slow cooking it requires. Moderately vigorous, hardy, reliable tree with a weeping habit and particularly attractive flowers. Very heavy cropper; spur-bearer. Triploid variety, so needs two pollination partners if all three are to bear or one other self fertile variety.

Site: Sheltered and warm
Soil: Any reasonably fertile and well drained
Position: Full sun
Pick: October
Keep: January to April
Hardiness: Very hardy
Pollination: Triploid. Pollination Group 3
Uses: Cooking

Pollination notes:
Pear Catillac is a triploid variety and needs two pollination partners nearby which must both be different varieties and able to cross-pollinate each other as well as the Catillac.
Suitable pollinating partners for Pear Catillac are Pear Conference, Doyenné du Comice, Gorham or Williams’
Alternatively choose a single self-fertile pollination partner such as Pear Conference or Gorham.

Learn more about fruit tree rootstocks

During the bareroot season, our Pears are pre pruned before being dispatched by mail order.

Type | Size: Bareroot 1yr
Rootstock: Quince A
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