An ‘all round’ excellent garden variety! Pear ‘Beth’ is well suited to the UK climate, producing good crops of smooth, pale yellow dessert fruits with sweet, juicy flesh and soft, melting texture. The fruits are best eaten freshly picked in September as they won’t keep for long. Pear ‘Beth is a reliable and heavy cropping variety, making it a popular choice for gardens and orchards. Pear and Quince rootstocks: Quince C – Dwarf reaching a mature height of up to 2.5-3m (8-10′) Quince Eline – Dwarf reaching a mature height of 2.5-3m (8-10′) Quince A – Semi vigorous reaching a mature height of up to 3m (10′) to 4m (13′) This variety is not self-fertile. For the heaviest crops it is best grown with another variety. If you only have room for one tree then make sure that a neighbour has a tree close by that can act as a suitable pollinator. Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years.Estimated time to best yields: 5 years.