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Packham's Triumph pear

Packham's Triumph
A commercially important Australian pear variety. Good flavor and reliable cropping.

Packham's Triumph pear identification images

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USDA identification images for Packham's Triumph

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

    Parents and other ancestors of this variety

    Visitor reviews

    • 25 Apr 2024 
      Reliably good pears, at the worst of times, juicy, with tender skin and good flavour, though I slightly prefer Conference to the average Packham's. The largest specimens, however, exceding 4" across, can be truly sublime, with a delicious sweet, nutty flavour near the core that I could hardly believe the first time I encountered it. At their best, they're certainly the best pears that I've tasted.

    Tree register

    United Kingdom




    • Species: Pyrus communis - Pear
    • Parentage: Uvedale St. Germain x Bartlett
    • Originates from: Molong, New South Wales, Australia
    • Introduced: 1890s
    • Developed by: Sam Packham
    • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1973-311


    • Country of origin: Australia
    • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899
    • Fruit colour: Green - light
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    • Annual cycle: Deciduous


    • Picking season: Late
    • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
    • Flavour quality: Very good
    • Flavour style (apples): Sweeter
    • Cropping: Heavy
    • Fruit persistence: Fruit drops when ripe
    • Food uses: Eating fresh
    • Wildlife: RHS Plants for Pollinators


    • Gardening skill: Average
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Pollinating others: Average
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Vigour: Slightly small
    • Bearing regularity: Regular
    • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile


    • Chill requirement: Low-chill
    • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
    • Climate suitability: Warm climates
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)

    Other qualities

    • Canker: Some susceptibility
    • Fire blight: Some susceptibility

    Where to buy trees

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    Where to buy fresh fruit

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    • The Book of Pears (2015)
      Author: Morgan

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