Conference Pear

Description: Conference is 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. The most popular variety that's commercially grown on a wide scale throughout the UK and other countries.

History: Raised by Rivers of Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire during the 19th Century. Thought to be a seedling of Can Mons Leon Leclerc. Exhibited at the National British Conference of 1885 which is the event which gave the variety its name. Recieved an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.

Attributes

  • Uses: Eating
  • Storing: November
  • Pollination group 3
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Picking month: Mid September
  • Award-winning
  • Any UK district
  • Relatively trouble-free

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