- By some distance the nation's favourite Pear tree. Quite probably a contender for favourite fruit tree to.
- The unmistakable Conference Pear has the softest, melting flesh when ripe bursting with juice and aromatic flavour
- A very good performer in the UK climate, you can be assured of large crops of large, rounded pears
- Any surprise that it has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit?
- A late harvest, September to October
- Partially Self Fertile - Pollination Group 4 Will fruit better when pollinated by another Pear tree. To pollinate, they must be within a mile's radius of each other. They need to flower at the same time. Pears are in the same pollination group, or one either side, can pollinate each other. In built up areas it is unlikely that there won't be a suitable pollination partner within a mileMORE
- Quince A Rootstock: Max size H4m x W4m Rootstocks restrict the size of a tree to make it more suited for an average gardenMORE
- Cordon Trained: Trained to be more compact growing only 2m tall and 1m wide. Cordons have been trained to grow up to a smaller height and also very thin. This makes them perfect for smaller garden spaces and also having multiple types of fruit without needing the space for several trees.MORE
- Dwarf Option: Very compact max size H1.5m x W1m, perfect for pots Dwarf trees are pruned and trained to be suitable for growing in pots, on patios. This means they will be fine with their growth being restricted and produce a productive little treeMORE
- Best time to plant
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Water in well when planting - read on for ongoing care
Water in thoroughly when planting. For bare root trees, you won't need to water regularly going forward, only water in dry spells when needed. You should be able tell because the leaves will start to wilt and droop. If a container grown tree, it will need more watering until its roots are established. It should be watered every other day or so for the first few months. Then reduce to twice a week until autumn. In the second year it should have a established enough root system to support itself, just water when required as explained above for bare roots. When watering a tree it is important to give a good soaking. It is better to water heavy and less frequently than little and often as this encourages the roots to grow down into the ground.MORE
No need to feed
Don't worry, this isn't a hungry plant so your food bills won't be going up!MORE
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