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Botanical name: Pyrus communis 'Humbug'
Other names: Pear 'Humbug', Pyrus communis 'Pysanka', Easter pear
Variety or cultivar: 'Humbug' _ 'Humbug' is an upright, deciduous tree with striped young stems, ovate, finely toothed, glossy, dark green leaves and white flowers in mid-spring followed by large, green, pink, and yellow striped fruit with sweet, firm, creamy-white flesh ready for harvest in mid-autumn.
Pyrus communis 'Humbug' is: Deciduous
Flower: White in Spring
Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Red, Orange in Autumn
Fruit: Striped, Pink, Green, Yellow in Autumn
Habit: Broadly columnar, Upright
Pruning: Thin fruit as necessary. Regular pruning required. A spur bearer. . REGISTER to read more...
Propagation: Needs another cultivar for pollination. If grafting, the rootstock used will effect plant size. Quince is normally used. . REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Budding, Grafting. REGISTER to read more...
Pyrus communis 'Humbug' (Pear 'Humbug') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 5-10 years.
Suggested uses: Architectural, Beds and borders, Celebrations/Rememberance, Cottage/Informal, Flavouring food and drinks, Specimen tree, Wildlife
Cultivation: Plant in neutral, well-drained soil in a sunny, sheltered position. Frost damage is possible since flowering is early. Keep a weed free area of 60cm radius around the trunk. Suitable for all training forms. Requires a pollinator.
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