Dwarf SunGold™ Pear

$45.00 inc. GST

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Variety AC Harrow Gold

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This exciting NEW DWARF PEAR variety is one of the members of our latest collection, the Summer Crunch® Pear range. A product of an excellent Canadian Pear Breeding programme, we put our classic PlantNet® touch on it by offering it to you as a dwarf. You know what that means – small tree, BIG fruit.

Take home the next generation of pear varieties available to the home gardener, with better-than-supermarket quality fruit that you can grow in any backyard.

The Dwarf SunGold™ Pear is perfect for the backyard, the patio, a courtyard, or a balcony in a pot or in the ground. While fruit is sweet and crisp off the tree, leaving it in on your counter for a few days will allow it to soften to melt-in-your-mouth delicious!

Pair this variety with any other Dwarf Summer Crunch® Pears – Cool Crisp™, Red Princess, and Sweet Reward™. If you want to pair it with a traditional variety, choose Dwarf Williams, Dwarf Packhams Triumph, or Dwarf Buerre Bosc.

Uses
A low maintenance tree ideal for backyards, pots, or tubs because of its dwarfing tree size.
Tree height
2.5m
Tree width
2.0m
Skin colour
Golden to bright yellow. Yellow deepens with more sun
Flesh
Crisp white flesh
Fruit shape
Pear
Fruit size
Medium to Large
Flavour
Sweet, lemony, and floral pear flavours
Harvest time
Mid to late February
Fruit uses
Perfect for cooking, eating fresh, desserts, paired with cheeses or tossed in a salad!
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Plant care information

Growing Information

Site Selection – Plant in full sun. In hot climates, consider a space where the tree receives afternoon shade to reduce fruit scalding. If planting, prepare your site with compost, soil improvers, or composted manure.

Planting Dig your hole at the time of planting. Dig a hole twice the width of the rootball/pot, and one and a half deep. Backfill with a mixture of premium garden soil and good quality soil from the hole. Mulch and water in well. Note – do not use this fill in extremely clay or sandy soils. Create a mound, spend time adjusting your soil, or use a pot. See more information about this in the growing guides in our Plant Care tab.

Potting – Use a pot at least 50cms wide and deep. Use high quality premium potting mix, you may add perlite or pine bark to add structure. Mulch and water in well.

Staking – Staking may not be necessary but where utilised, use two stakes with soft, loose ties around the tree. Ensure the tree can still ‘wiggle’ in the wind to develop strong anchorage on its own. Remove the stakes when the trunk is thicker than the stake used, or in year 2.

Watering – Use the 1,2,3,4 method to establish. Water once a day for a week, then every two days for two weeks, then every three days for three weeks, and so on. Always adjust to your local weather and increase watering in hot and windy weather, decrease in cold or rainy weather.

Fertilising – Use a balanced fertiliser blend with added potassium. The main fertilising period is Spring and Autumn. To give you a general guide, PlantNet® has created a great guide for fertilising deciduous fruit trees in pots from trial work completed by PlantNet® over a 3 year period.

Pruning – Prune bareroot or dormant trees in winter back by 1/3 at time of planting. Prune at the end of winter every following year. See the growing guide linked below for more information.

Pest & Disease Control – Spray with an organic Bordeaux spray at the start of winter, and twice just before bud swell at the end of winter. This controls many diseases and overwintering pests. Many insect pests can be controlled with netting once flowers have formed fruit. For further information view our  Common Fruit Tree Pests and Diseases article.

For further information, visit our Plant Care page to view all of our growing guides, fertiliser trials, and seasonal tips!