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Pyrus Communis Lady Naomi Pear is a rare variety of fruiting pear tree. This large deciduous tree belongs to the family of European pears, which are the most widely grown eating pears, and it is believed to be a hybrid of the Bonne Louise cultivar. The Lady Naomi Pear is primarily used for its reliable crop of large and juicy dessert fruit.
Similar to other pear trees, this fruit tree is engulfed in masses of white, 5-petalled blossoms in mid-spring. The lightly scented flowers are appealing to beneficial insects which will pollinate the tree. The fruit that follows is quite large and yellowish-brown with a good, sweet flavour. This is a late-season pear variety, which means that the fruit should be picked in late September to October. When it comes to its decorative features, apart from clusters of flowers, Pyrus Communis Lady Naomi has dark green, ovate, leathery leaves that mature to hues of yellow, orange and reddish in the autumn.
Height and Spread of Pyrus Communis Lady Naomi The Lady Naomi Pear is larger than most other pear varieties and can achieve a maximum height of 12 metres.
How Hardy Is Pyrus Communis Lady Naomi A robust and resilient variety, Lady Naomi Pear is fully hardy in the United Kingdom. Even though its blossoms have a good resistance to frosts, this deciduous tree will appreciate a sheltered position in the garden.
How To Use Pyrus Communis Lady Naomi Low-maintenance and a reliable performer in the garden, Lady Naomi Pear is an excellent choice for gardeners looking to grow dessert pears. Its large fruit has a juicy, firm texture and sweet, aromatic flavour. In addition to its abundant, regular crops, this deciduous cultivar can offer ornamental value. Grow it on its own, as a specimen tree, where its good autumn colour and profuse display of blossoms are best appreciated.
This dessert pear variety is self-fertile, which means it will not need another pear variety as its pollination partner. However, it can be an excellent source of pollen for late-season, sterile varieties.
How To Care For Pyrus Communis Lady Naomi Easy to grow and to care for, this pear variety will adapt to any soil type, regardless of its type. However, for best results, choose fertile soils that are moist, but well-drained. This cultivar will tolerate some dappled shade, but flowers more prolifically (and produces more fruit) if grown in full sun. Lady Naomi Pear can be grown as a standard form or a spindle bush, and in both cases, it will need regular pruning.
Although relatively unknown, Lady Naomi Pear has many noteworthy features. Sturdy and reliable, this variety is mostly grown for its fruit, but it also feels at home when grown as a focus of interest in the garden.