Dwarf Pear 'Corella'
Developed by German settlers in the Barossa Valley and named after the colourful Aussie parrot, ‘Corella’ is a low-vigour tree that's perfect for espalier training, for use as a small specimen tree or as a dual-purpose pear suitable for avenue plantings as well as orchards. Produces a crisp sweet pear suitable for eating firm or soft.
Pears grow in a wide variety of soils, but do best in a soil enriched with decomposed compost and well-rotted manure prior to planting. Their main requirements are full sun, cool winters (600 chilling hours) and regular irrigation. Flowering a month earlier than apples, protect from frost to improve fruiting. Always plant more than one type for cross-pollination. Pollination partners - Buerre Bosc, Williams, Doyenne Du Comice, Packham's Triumph