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Packhams Triumph Pear Tree

Pyrus communis ‘Packham’s Triumph’

Hot climates, such as Durban, are unsuitable for growing pear trees.

The Packham also known as Packham’s Triumph, are wide-bottomed pears that lean slightly to one side. The fruit has a green skin covered in tiny russet speckles, which ripens to a light yellow. The flesh is a creamy white colour with a smooth texture. The fruits are delicious when eaten fresh, as they are among the sweetest and juiciest of all pears.

The Clapps is a good cross polinater for this variety.

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SKU: PEA001-PAC Category:

Position

Plant your pear tree in full sun for the best fruit yield. They can tolerate some shade they will not fruit as much or grow as fast. They are easy to grow if you protect them from heavy wind and areas where frost lingers.

Size

Pear trees have more of a conical (narrow but tall) growth habit. At maturity, they reach up to 6 metres tall and 4 metres wide.

Soil Type

This tree can tolerate most soils, but not heavy clay. A sandy loam soil is best as good drainage is important. Organic compost with soaked peat moss gives your pear tree a good start.

Fertilising

Don’t fertiliser at planting time, as it can burn the roots. Plant with Superfrass and then every 4-5 month use our slow-release nitrogen-rich all plant fertiliser. Apply 1 teaspoon every 4-5 months.

Mulch

Add a thick layer of pine bark mulch, keeping it about 20 to 30 centimetres away from the tree trunk. This will keep the soil’s moisture and prevent weeds from taking over.

Watering

Water your tree every second day for a week after transplanting. After that, water it twice a week if it is in light loamy soil and once a week in heavy soil. Soak the entire root system deeply for about 40 to 50 minutes when watering.

Harvesting

Pears ripen from the inside out. So, once it looks and feels completely ripe on the outside, it’s likely to be mushy and overripe in the centre. This means that you should pick them when they are still quite firm to the touch.

Weight 5 kg
Dimensions 20 × 20 × 150 cm
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