Characteristics: A compact deciduous pear tree producing an abundance of pure white flowers and a reliable crop of flavourful pears.
Growth and Spread: Ultimate height of up to 8m and spread of up to 2.5m.
Care and Maintenance: Plant in a sunny spot in moist but well-draining soil and shelter from strong winds. Prune dead or damaged branches in winter and feed with a nitrogen-rich fertiliser in spring.
Period of Interest: Foliage interest from spring to autumn. Flowers in April. Fruits ripen in autumn.
Conference pears are one of the most popular varieties sold in supermarkets, but nothing beats enjoying them fresh from the garden. Grow your own pears to make flavourful desserts or pick a healthy fruit snack whenever you please. The pears produced by this tree have a long, slender shape with yellow-green skin colouring. The firm flesh is juicy with a sweet flavour.
As well as being a culinary delight, a pear tree adds colour, texture and height interest to the garden. In spring, these fruit trees are covered with small pure white flowers from April through May. The blossoms are followed by developing fruits in summer, ripening steadily until they’re ready to be harvested in autumn. Vibrant green leaves turn vivid shades of gold, orange and red, providing plenty of late-season colour.
Conference pear trees are relatively easy, undemanding plants. They grow well even in cold parts of the country and are suited to container gardening, making excellent patio fruit trees. Position your new tree in a sunny, sheltered spot out of strong winds. Water during dry spells to ensure the soil remains moist but well-draining. Trees planted in a neutral soil type will yield the most fruit.
Please Note: When purchasing plants, please consider that each live item is unique and may therefore differ from the images shown, which are for illustration purposes only. The plant will be supplied in a growers pot. Depending on season, some plants may be pruned back to encourage growth and deciduous plants may arrive without leaves.
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