Williams bon Chretien stepover


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Williams bon Chretien stepover
The flavour is always perfect, so sweet and honeyed and a good performer in all area's. The most universally grown pear.

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Stepover trees are used primarily for edging a border or pathway or to divide the kitchen/vegetable garden. These very tiny trees are just 18” in height with two side laterals from the main stem forming a capital ‘T’ shape. The stepover tree is an ormamental addition to your garden and these trees are grown on the Quince C rootstock. Plant 120-150cm’s apart.

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 stepover 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:


Beurre Hardy



Improved Fertility

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