Pyrus Communis Beurre Hardy Pear is an outstanding eating pear. They have a fragrant, faintly rosy scent and a world class taste. The soft flesh is delicate and melting, full of juice. The trees are upright, resistant to scab and have hardy flowers that cope with late spring frosts. Harvest October. To make fruit, all pear trees need to be pollinated by another variety. Beurre Hardy is in pollination group B which means that it will cross-pollinate any other pear tree that you can buy. Beurre Hardy is not a good pollinator of other pears. Rich soil is important – dig in plenty of good manure and compost before planting. Soil drainage must be good. The more sun your trees get the better your crops will be.