Pear trees are highly popular for domestic garden planting as the Pyrus genus is well suited to producing fruit here in the UK. There are pears for cooking and those that can be eaten straight from the tree. They are very well adapted to the British climate as they need moisture plus sunshine. A delicious addition to any garden. Choose a pear that has been grafted onto a rootstock suitable for the size that you prefer. i.e. very dwarf (M27), dwarf (M9), semi dwarf (M26), medium (M116).