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Mini Pear Pironi® Little Sweety®

An aromatic, melting mini pear

Mini Pear Pironi® Little Sweety®
 
 
 

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Article number: 2191496

 

This product will be released at 1 March 2020

£24.90 *
 
 
 

Keep this in mind: The delivery of your entire order with us only costs £4.95! Even if you order many plants, the delivery costs will remain at £4.95. With Lubera, you do not pay for the transport per plant, but per order.

 
 

Product information "Mini Pear Pironi® Little Sweety®"

This Pironi variety was also christened in England - on the proposal from the readers of the English newspaper The Sun. Well, the name may not be very original, but it pretty much describes the properties of the green Pironi variety that has the best quality of all the known compact pear varieties. No wonder that Comice, Conference and Packhams are its ancestors...
 
With the Pironis, we introduce two compact growing pear varieties, which can be grafted to pear seedling; they grow will in any soil, they are extremely fruitful and only grow 150 cm high in 25 years. Both species go back to a French great-grandmother from the 19th century (Nain vert; or nain a bois monstrueux). Incidentally, in the last two breeding generations, Conference, Comice and Packhams Triumph have been crossbred, which now contribute to the excellent fruit quality of the Pironis.
 
Fruits: Striking green, turn yellow only when overripe; small to medium, depending on the fruit set
Texture: Can be eaten crisp, then already sweet; pear lovers eat this pear softend
Flavour: Pear flavour with some bergamot; fine skin
Growth: Compact, bushy, slightly stronger apical dominance than Pironi # 3, only grows 150-170 cm high in 20-25 years
Harvest/maturity: Ready to be picked in mid-September; after storage and an additional 3-4 days of warm storage, they are a melting enjoyment until the end of December. If you leave them hanging on the tree, they have a melting texture from mid to late October

Tips

Pironi® for every soil and for any location   While normal growing pears must be grafted onto quince rootstocks in order to keep the growth to 3m +, Pironi® can easily be grafted to pear young plants (which basically provide stronger growth). Even in this combination, Pironi® will only grow 150 cm high in 20 years…in contrast, in order to grow a tree reasonably quickly, the pear rootstock is clearly beneficial. And it has another advantage: pears on pear roots grow in any soil, and they are absolutely frost-resistant, while quince roots show problems in chalky soil and they are also much more susceptible to frost.
 
  • Flowering Period April, May
  • Ripeness/Harvest Period September
  • Final height 140cm to 160cm
  • Final width 100cm to 120cm
  • Available March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • Plant Type deciduous
  • Sweetness sweet
  • Use for containers, South- and West-facing walls, as a specimen plant
  • Hardiness hardy
  • Soil moist, dry, heavy, moderately heavy, light, slightly alkaline, neutral, slightly acidic
  • Location partial shade, full sun
  • Flower Colour white
  • Leaf Colour green
  • Lubera Easy Tip Based on our experience in the variety tests but also in customer service, we have awarded this plant with the title “Lubera Easy Tip”. With this designation, we emphasise only those plants that according to our experience work (almost) everywhere; they are easy to grow and bear fruits or produce flowers quickly and without problems. These are plants that can be enjoyed immediately and without effort once planted.
  • Lubera Selection This plant is an exclusive launch from Lubera. Lubera searches worldwide for new varieties and species that will make gardening more exciting and easier! We encounter new products again and again that we can exclusively bring to the market after intensive testing.

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Jan 12, 2020

training (maram al sannaa)

Hi can you please tell me if this variety can be trained as an Espalier tree?

 
Jan 16, 2020

training (Lubera)

Hi Maram al Sannaa, thank you for your question. The growth of little sweety is too less to build an espalier. Best regards from Switzerland.

Feb 24, 2019

Grafting (Ayub)

Hi Can I graft another variety of pear like conferences or concord on my Pironi little sweety? Thanks

 
Feb 27, 2019

Grafting (Lubera)

Hi Ayub, you could, but the growth of the grafted variety will be very small because of the dwarf growth of Little Sweety.

Feb 24, 2019

Grafting (Ayub)

Hi Can I graft another variety of pear like conferences or concord on my Pironi little sweety? Thanks

 
Feb 28, 2017

Little Sweety (Tim)

Hello there, I wonder if you tell me if this pear would need any pruning at all? And is it possible to train it in any way (stepover, fan or other ways) rather than just let it grow naturally? Many thanks Tim

 
Oct 23, 2016

pear (Little sweetie )

Pleas can you tell me if you can grow this pear in a container

 
Oct 24, 2016

pear (Little sweetie ) (Philipp Schneider)

Hello, yes this is possible. Please take a large container above 20 liters and change the container after some years if necessary and take a bigger volume.

kind regards
your lubera team

May 7, 2016

Pollination (Dennis Hierons)

Is the Mini Pear Pironi® Little Sweety® tree self pollinating?

 
May 9, 2016

Pollination (Sonja Dreher)

Hello,
this little pear tree is not self pollinating, but it can be pollinated by other "normal" paer trees ans also by the "Nashi"-tree.
kind regards
your lubera team

 
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