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 Winter Nellis is Quince C which is the best stock for cordon trees. Plant 60-80cm’s apart.
Winter Nellis is a Belgian variety first known in the UK in 1818. It is only a small fruit but has a lovely flavour and stores very late. A small growing tree but frost hardy and reliable.
Winter Nellis Pear cordon pear Tree – season
Keep on the tree as late as possible, late October to early November, may then be used from storage well into January/February.
Winter Nellis Pear – appearance
Small, somewhat rounded dull brown russet over green. Not a looker.
Superb; tender, lightly perfumed and aromatic with an intense aroma and very juicy flesh.
Winter Nellis 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: