Cordon Pear trees are a good choice for restricted areas and a fence or wall. They can be grown at a 45degree angle, or upright. The rootstock we use for our cordon is Quince C which is the best stock for cordon trees. Plant 60-80cm’s apart.
Conference is the most famous name in Pears by far, Conference was raised in Hertfordshire and introduced in 1885. It is an unmistakeable Pear with it’s elegant, long shapely outline. Generally a good yielder and trouble free garden variety.
Conference Pear Tree – season
Can be harvested early October and used from store through until the New Year.
Conference Pear – appearance
Long, narrow olive green becoming slightly yellowish when ripe. Often hangs in bunches.
Crisp and juicy flesh becomes softer, more mellow with storage. Flavour is sweet and mild at all times.
Conference Pear – Pollination
Conference is self fertile so does not need any other varieties to produce good crops. It is itself a good pollinator for other varieties in A,B or C groups.