Pear ‘Packham’s Triumph’
Pear ‘Packhams Triumph’
a) Average expected life of tree, in years, from sprout to death (approx numbers)
b) Years until trees first fruit (ie some trees fruit within a few years, others can take decades)
c) Season of year when productive tree fruits (ie Summer, Autumn, Winter Spring or combo ie Su/Au)
d) Expected or average number years tree expected to fruit for once it begins. (ie year 8 to 20 = 12 yrs)
Approx year 2-10 = 8 years
e) Country/area of origin
Australia – Molong, NSW
In 1896 Charles Packham grafted an Uvedale St Germain and Williams
f) Average annual rainfall in area of origin
g) Latin name of tree and family
h) Any other products, benefits, useful or interesting facts about of tree:
- Pear fruit ripens off the tree. Fruit needs to be picked unripe and can then be put into cold storage to ripen which can take up to 4 weeks which means it has good longevity of storage.
- Pear trees are less susceptible to pests and disease than many other fruit trees
- Pear wood is a preferred material for making wind instruments as well as for wood carving, utensils, and wooden tools because it doesn’t warp even after repeated emersion in water.
- Pear wood is suitable for firewood
- Pear trees cope well in chill and require a cold winter
i) Height, width and shape of tree at maturity.
Shape: Rounded Canopy
Height: Up to 6m
Width: Up to 4m
Diameter of Trunk: 20-30cm
j) Challenges or special requirements, such as needing other varieties in order to fruit
- Pear trees fruit best with cross pollination. The most successful cross pollination varieties for Packham Pears are Josephine, Howell or Nijisseki.
- Most common pests and diseases for pears are Cherry Slug, Codling Moth and Fire Blight
- Packham Pear is an early flowerer so preferably needs warmer Spring to set fruit.
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