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  • Eventual height: 2m
  • Eventual spread: 1.5m

pear 'Conference'

pear Conference - 80cm tall (patio standard)

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators
Kwee A 23cm pot £39.99

This plant is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: April
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Pollination Group: 3 - flowering late season (but partially self- fertile)

    This dessert pear tree is covered with pure white flowers in mid-spring, followed by long, yellowish green fruits. The flesh is firm and juicy as well as deliciously sweet. An excellent variety that will grow anywhere, even performing well in colder areas of the UK.

  • 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. Add a high-nitrogen feed in spring. Summer prune in August to allow more light to the fruit which encourages ripening and fruit bud development. Shorten any side shoots (or laterals) which are longer than 20cm back to three leaves. Ensure the growth you’re pruning feels firm to the touch. Follow this up with a winter prune (avoiding frosty or freezing conditions). Take out the 3D’s (dead, dying and diseased wood) to create an open shape. Then reduce the main leading stems by a third. Aim to create an airy structure without any crisscrossing branches.

  • Pollination information: Though partially self-fertile, this pear will produce a bigger crop if planted with another variety of pear. Ideally this should come from the same pollination group 3, however it is possible to use one from group 2 as well.