Winter Nellis dwarf pear


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Winter Nellis dwarf pear
A special old variety with small but well flavoured fruits. The tree is characteristically quite small, but tough and generally suited to growing everywhere.

The fruits store until the Spring; one of the latest varieties.

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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!

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 dwarf 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:


Beurre Hardy



Improved Fertility

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