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  • Eventual height: 4m
  • Eventual spread: 4m

pear 'Conference' / 'Concorde' / 'Williams' Bon Chrétien'

pear Conference / Doyenné du Comice' / Williams bon Chretien

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: April
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Pollination Group: 2 & 3 - flowering mid and late season
  • Root Stock: Qunice 'A'

    Three different types of pears have been grafted onto this 'family' tree, which will bear a sucession of fruit from late summer to mid-autumn. The chosen varieties will all cross-pollinate freely, so there is no need to plant another tree nearby, making it particularly useful for smaller gardens. This tree has been grafted with the following varieties -

    'Conference' AGM - originating from Hertfordshire in 1885, this dessert pear is still one of the most reliable and sought after. The delicious, long, yellowish green fruits ripen in September.

    'Doyenné Du Comicé ' AGM - an outstanding pear, which is renowned for its flavour, texture and taste. Ready to harvest in mid October.

    'Williams' Bon Chrétien'- an old English variety dating back to 1770, yielding an early crop of very sweet and juicy pears that have a greenish gold skin. Ready to harvest from August.

  • Garden care: Pears naturally shed a small quantity of the developing fruits in mid summer. After this has occurred thin out the remaining pears, leaving one pear per cluster. Apply a high-nitrogen feed in spring.
    In August summer prune. Shorten any side shoots (or laterals) which are longer than 20cm back to three leaves. This will allow the sun to ripen the fruit and encourage more fruit buds. Make sure that the growth you’re cutting away feels firm to the touch.

  • Pollination Information: As these trees are made up of several different varieties that can cross pollinate freely, you will not need another pollinating partner.