Conference, Doyenne du Comice, Williams’ Bon Chrétien (Family) Pear Family

Description: Conference, Doyenne du Comice, and Williams are grafted onto the same stem to produce a family pear. All of these varieties will cross pollinate each other.

Conference – Eating.  One of the most consistent varieties and a firm garden favourite with good self fertility. Heavy crops of medium sized yellowish-green fruits with brown russet over areas, occasionally pink flushed on chalk soil. Flesh is pale yellow with a slight pinkish tinge towards the core. Sweet and juicy, melting with a pleasant pear flavour.

Doyenne du Comice – Eating. Medium-large, pale green fruits changing to yellow, some fruits have a red flush. Pale yellow flesh has rich juicy flavours. Recognised for superb eating quality.

Williams’ Bon Chrétien – Eating. One of the most popular old English pear varieties. A great garden tree that produces regular crops of medium-large sized oval-shaped fruits. The smooth skin is pale green in colour turning golden yellow with a very juicy, sweet and refreshing flesh. Perfect for eating fresh but also good for poaching and preserving.

Attributes

  • Uses: Eating
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile

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