Family pear

Pear Doyenné Du Comicé / Conference / Williams' Bon Ch

Family pear - Pear  Doyenné Du Comicé  / Conference / Williams' Bon Ch

Common Name: Family pear
Genus: Pear
Cultivar: Doyenné Du Comicé / Conference / Williams' Bon Ch

Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Edible fruit
Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 3.00 m (300 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 3.00 m (300 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink, White
Foliage Colour: Green, WhiteFlowering Period: April

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
Harvest: September & October

 

  • Other features: delicious dessert pears
  • Pollination Group: B & C - flowering mid and late season

    Ideal for smaller gardens these 'family' trees have three different varieties of tasty pears grafted onto one rootstock. This will ensure good cross-pollination and come harvest time a bumper crop of dessert pears. This tree bears the following varieties all of which have recieved the coveted Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society:

    'Conference' - the most popular choice in the UK due to its ability to thrive in less favourable conditions. It has long narrow fruits with a juicy firm flesh. Ready to harvest in late September.

    'Doyenné Du Comicé ' - 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 that is a regular cropper and hardy in extremely cold gardens. It is delicious when eaten straight from the tree. Ready to harvest in September.

  • 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.

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

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