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Merton Pride pear

An English pear from the 1940s, quite widely grown in gardens. Can be considered an improved Bartlett.

Merton Pride identification photos

  • Merton Pride pear
    Copyright: Orange Pippin

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  • Species: Pyrus communis
  • Parentage: Bartlett x Glou Morceau
  • Originates from: United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 1940s
  • Developed by: John Innes Institute
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2038
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1973-322


  • Fruit size: Large
  • Fruit size: Very large


  • Flowering period: Mid-Late season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Fertility: Self-sterile

Parents and other ancestors of this variety

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No orchards have registered as growing this variety. If you grow this and want to register please go to our Orchard Registration form.


  • Fruit Expert
    Author: Hessayon
  • The Book of Pears (2015)
    Author: Morgan

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