Description: Winter Nelis is a fine, late pear variety that produces small but good fruits of pale green turning to yellowish-green which are almost covered in russet. The flesh is greenish-white, juicy and sweet with the most delicious flavour. The fruits last well into the New Year and is rated as one of the richest flavoured pears. Pretty white flowers appear in late spring and the blossom has good frost resistance. One of the best northern varieties.
History: Raised by Jean Charles Nelis at Malines, Belgium during the early 19th Century. Introduced to Britain in 1818.