Manual of Rootstocks

Pyrus communisStandard European pear rootstock

Used for: European pear, Medlar
Developed by: Mr Wheeler or Mr Stair
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Introduced: 1770

Pyrus communis Bartlett produces a well anchored, full sized tree. It is less vigorous than Winter Nelis and has variable productivity.

Pyrus communis rootstock characteristics

  • Species compatibilityEuropean pear, Medlar
  • Vigour % of standard100%
  • Rootstock size classStandard
  • Support requiredFree-standing
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)(4) -30F / -34C
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1750 - 1799
  • Woolly aphidSome susceptibility
  • Fire blightVery susceptible
  • Powdery mildewVery resistant
  • ScabSome susceptibility
  • Honey / Oak root fungusSome resistance

Find our more about this rootstock in the 'Manual of Worldwide Temperate Zone Fruit and Nut Tree Rootstocks'.