Beurr Hardy Pear
'Beurre Hardy' is an excellent dessert variety with a distinctive flavour. It is susceptible to late frost and needs a sheltered site to thrive. Like all pears 'Beurre Hardy' is worth growing even if you don't like the fruit. It is very ornamental in flower with branches covered with white blossom. The leaves of this variety also turn bright red in autumn. Pruning depends on the tree form and vigour of the rootstock and should be checked in a handbook. Pick the fruit while still hard in mid-September and leave to ripen in store.