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Conference Pear Tree

Who doesn't love a Conference Pear?
Conference Pear Tree Fruit Trees
Conference Pear Tree Fruit Trees
Conference Pear Tree Fruit Trees
Conference Pear Tree Fruit Trees
Conference Pear Tree Fruit Trees
Conference Pear Tree Fruit Trees

The Highlights

    • By some distance the nation's favourite Pear tree - probably a contender for favourite fruit tree too!
    • 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

Conference Pear Tree

Who doesn't love a Conference Pear?
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The Highlights

    • By some distance the nation's favourite Pear tree - probably a contender for favourite fruit tree too!
    • 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

Know Your Plant

Supplied as:

9L Poly-Pot
This tree is supplied in a 9L Poly-Pot, which is approx W15 x H30cm. Poly-Pots use 70% less plastic then traditional pots and can be recycled easily. A 9L pot allows ample space for good root development and can support a good size tree.
5ft Bare Root Tree
8L Poly-Pot
This tree is supplied in a 8L Poly-Pot, which is approx W15 x H30cm. Poly-Pots use 70% less plastic then traditional pots and can be recycled easily. A 8L pot allows ample space for good root development and can support a good size tree.
Bare Root
Our bare root trees are lifted fresh from the field, wrapped in a moisture retentive covering and packed straight away. You can be sure they will be fresh when they arrive. In winter, you can store for several weeks if kept in a cool, dark spot. Later in spring, when the temperature rises, you will want to plant within a few days of arrival.

Height on arrival:

130-150cm inc. pot
60-90cm inc. pot
130-150cm inc. pot
130-150cm inc. roots

Eventual height:

4m
1.5m
2m
4m

Eventual spread:

4m

Tasting notes:

Soft, juicy flesh with a mildly sweet, aromatic flavour

Time to first crop:

1 Year
You may see your first Pears after the first year but you should not expect to see substantial crops for another 2-3 years after that
1 Year
You may see your first Pears after the first year but you should not expect to see substantial crops for another 2-3 years after that
1 Year
You may see your first Pears after the first year but you should not expect to see substantial crops for another 2-3 years after that
1 Year
You may see your first Pears after the first year but you should not expect to see substantial crops for another 2-3 years after that

Hardiness:

Fully Hardy
Doesn't require any protection from frost

Pollination group:

4
Pollination groups relate to the time of the year when a tree flowers. Trees that flower at the same time can pollinate each other, which helps produce fruit if not self fertile, and can still improve yields even if they are. Trees can usually pollinate a group either side of their own; i.e "2" can Pollinate 1, 2, and 3

Uses:

Eating, Poaching

Rootstock:

Quince A
Pear varieties are usually grown by grafting them to rootstocks. This has benefits for pest resistance, genetics and the efficiency of propagation. Importantly, it also limits the height of a tree to a more manageable, specific height. Quince A Pear trees tend to only reach 4m tall, perfect for smaller spaces or those afraid of stepladders. They can also be trained to a smaller size by pruning or restricting the roots, by keeping in a smaller pot
Quince A
Pear varieties are usually grown by grafting them to rootstocks. This has benefits for pest resistance, genetics and the efficiency of propagation. Importantly, it also limits the height of a tree to a more manageable, specific height. Quince A Pear trees tend to only reach 4m tall, perfect for smaller spaces or those afraid of stepladders. They can also be trained to a smaller size by pruning or restricting the roots, by keeping in a smaller pot
Quince A
Pear varieties are usually grown by grafting them to rootstocks. This has benefits for pest resistance, genetics and the efficiency of propagation. Importantly, it also limits the height of a tree to a more manageable, specific height. Quince A Pear trees tend to only reach 4m tall, perfect for smaller spaces or those afraid of stepladders. They can also be trained to a smaller size by pruning or restricting the roots, by keeping in a smaller pot
Quince A
Pear varieties are usually grown by grafting them to rootstocks. This has benefits for pest resistance, genetics and the efficiency of propagation. Importantly, it also limits the height of a tree to a more manageable, specific height. Quince A Pear trees tend to only reach 4m tall, perfect for smaller spaces or those afraid of stepladders. They can also be trained to a smaller size by pruning or restricting the roots, by keeping in a smaller pot

Spacing:

Care Guide

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.

No need to feed

Don't worry, this isn't a hungry plant so your food bills won't be going up!

For more care tips and ideas visit our Knowledge page

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