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Conference Pear is the most widely grown pear and is especially good in cooler climates where some other varieties fail to thrive. It has long narrow fruits which have very firm flesh & good flavour. Conference Pear is a very reliable cropper and self fertile

Additional Info

  • Genus:
    Pyrus
  • Species:
    communis
  • Cultivar:
    Conference
  • Recommended site:
    Prefers slightly acidic soil. Open sunny location
  • Flowers for cutting:
    Yes
  • Height (cm):
    un-pruned 300 - 600 cm x 250 cm
  • Graham's Tip:
    Keep the fruit for one week at least before eating. They should last for 3 to 4 weeks in good storage conditions.
  • Pruning advice:

    The principal aim is to form a wine goblet shape over the years with the centre of the tree uncluttered to let air circulate.

  • Dig this:

    First introduced 1885 Hertfordshire UK. (at the National British Pear Conference - hence its name).The eventual size of a pear tree depends on the rootstock. Pears are grafted onto rootstock. This means that the lower trunk of the tree is from a different tree to that of the top part of the tree. The reason this is done is because a pear tree grown on its own trunk and roots would be too large for most gardens. The fruit would certainly be out of reach without a ladder.

    There are two commonly available rootstocks Quince A and Quince C. There are minor differences between the two but nothing hugely significant.""

  • History in Graham's Garden:

    2012 Planted bare-rooted stem (ca 150 cm) from Lidl in large pot of potting compost. Root system was good with new white rootlets.

    2017 No pears have appeared to date though some blossom. Planted the sapling still looking healthy on 2nd November 2017

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