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 Williams bon Chretien is Quince C which is the best stock for cordon trees. Plant 60-80cm’s apart.
Williams is often credited as being the most universally grown pear. A tree of medium growth, freely cropping & hardy. Is partly self fertile but does benefit from a pollinator. Amazingly, despite the name, this is actually an English raised Pear which has it’s origins in Berkshire in the 1800’s.
Williams Bon Chretien cordonPear Tree – season
Mid-late September harvest as soon as ripe straight from the tree.
Williams bon Chretien Pear – appearance
Medium sized, classic Pear shape, pale green-yellow with only the very occasional pink flush or stripe.
Unmistakeably scented with a wonderful aroma and the perfect balanace of sweetness and acidity. At it’s best unbeatable. Also suits cooking applications such as flans and tarts.
Williams Bon Chretien Pear – Pollination
This variety belongs in ‘C’ pollination group & will pollinate readily with varieties in the same or adjacent groups. Here are some suggested varieties: