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Williams' Bon Chrétien' Pear Tree

SKU: FRU0123

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A great traditional English Pear with fine flavour
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The Highlights

    • Large, yellow fruits are very juicy and full of sweet, rich flavour. Tasty eaten fresh but one of the best for poaching too
    • A strong, reliable cropper
    • Awarded RHS Award of Garden Merit for excellent performance
    • An early cropping variety, expect crops from late August.
    • Max size H4m x W4m - Quince A Rootstock Rootstocks restrict the size of a tree to make it more suited for an average gardenMORE
    • Partially Self Fertile - Pollination Group 3 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
    • Our potted trees are supplied in EcoPots™. Eco pots use 70% less plastic and are fully recyclable, unlike normal single use pots. They flex and so produce less root spiralling and travel better in the post.MORE
    • Our trees are usually between 18 and 36 months old at the time of dispatch.
    • Our trees are professionally pruned before dispatching. This formative pruning can involve cutting the main leader, if the expert tree growers decide this will produce a better shaped tree. This can stop the tree becoming "leggy", and promote stronger, bushier growth.MORE

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Partially Self Fertile
RHS Award Winner
Very Reliable

Care Guide

Good Pest and Disease Resistance

Has good resistance to most problems but you should take time to prune to increase air flow. This will prevent the build up of bacterial disease. Keep an eye out for fire blight or Pear scab - these are more rare but require further action.MORE

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

Full sun

Full sun means receiving direct sun for more than 6 hours each day during the spring/summer.MORE

Happy in most soils

Prefers fertile well draining soil, can also tolerate clay soil but you will need to take some steps to improve drainage in the winterMORE

No need to feed

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

Some structural pruning required

Some pruning should be done each winter to ensure that your Peach Tree maintains a productive shape. This can improve yields and prevent disease. Read more detail in our knowledge articles below.MORE

Know Your Plant

Supplied as:

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.
9L Eco Pots
This tree is supplied in a 9L Eco Pot, which is approx W15 x H30cm. Eco 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.

Height on arrival:

Eventual height:

4m
4m

Eventual spread:

4m

Tasting notes:

Juicy, sweet and rich

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

Hardiness:

Fully Hardy
Doesn't require any protection from frost

Pollination group:

3
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, Cooking, Poaching

Rootstock:

Quince A
Quince 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 Quince 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
Quince 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 Quince 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

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