Pear 'Packham's Triumph'
An Australian heirloom originating in NSW in 1896, 'Packhams Triumph' is Australia's best known and most popular pear variety. The light green skin turns pale yellow when ripe indicating it's time to sink your teeth into the juicy, sweet, white flesh. Can be used for eating fresh and for cooking. Pollinated by 'Conference', Doyenne du Comice and 'Williams'.
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.