This tree is grown on dwarf Quince C stock which is compact and makes the smallest Pear tree of all. Trees can be maintained at around 180cm’s in height with a similar spread, perhaps a little less if contained in a 20” pot. The trees are easy to manage and easy to harvest!
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 dwarf Pear 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: