Pear Tettenhall Dick

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Economy or Premium Selection

Economy - rooted into its pot but a further season before moving up a pot size.

Premium - more growth in its pot. More mature than Economy
A very old and historic pear originating from Tettenhall in the Black Country. Tettenhall Dick was nearly lost to cultivation but has now reclaimed its historic popularity. For hundreds of years it was a very popular pear being not only self fertile and an exceptionally heavy cropper but the small pears were used for eating (if rather hard) to cooking making jams and chutneys as well as cider. It was so well known that Tettenhall Dicks, ‘ard as bricks” was a common saying in the area.


Our Pear Tettenhall Dick bare rooted trees are lifted at the start of the bare root season in November, when the pear trees become dormant, and made available through to March the following year. This period is the ideal time for economical planting. You will however have to wait a year to pick your crop as bare root trees cannot be picked in their first year. For all year round planting why not choose from our selection of container grown pear trees. They do cost more but are older, more established and ready to crop.
 
We use and recommend planting with friendly myccorrhizal fungi such as Rootgrow. This helps to produce a stronger root system thereby aiding establishment. We also use and can supply Blood, Fish and Bone - a tried and trusted natural all round fertilizer. Alternatively, to help give your tree the best start you can incorporate our carefully blended mix of compost to help give your tree all the vital nutrients and minerals it needs to flourish in your garden. It is good practice to firmly secure and support your tree with a good stake and tie to aid in its establishment. Download our planting guide to help you with any questions that you may have or call us on the number below and we will be pleased to help. 


RootstockOur Pear trees are grown on Quince A rootstocks which produces a garden size tree to about 3 - 4 metres.
Use Cooker/Dessert/Perry
Harvest Time September
StorageDecember
Pollination Group2, Self Fertile


Bare Root Maiden A young single stemmed first year tree   £18.00
Bramley Apple Feathered MaidenBare Root Feathered MaidenA second year or older tree, pruned to create multiple small side branches£22.00
Half Standard Bramley SeedlingBare Root Half Standard An establishing tree with a clear stem, older than a feathered. It has been pruned and worked in the nursery by skilled hands to start creating the crown of the tree. A good ready shaped and finished tree for you to enjoy. £36.00
10 Litre PotOur youngest pot grown tree that is most economical for all year around planting, also ready to fruit and crop.£30.00
20 Litre PotA semi formed tree which has started bearing fruit.£58.00