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Conference

The most popular commercial variety in UK, but uncommon in Australia. Long thin green fruits with some russet, delicate melting flesh when allowed to ripen properly. The key is to pick them when they are still firm and then ripen them on a window sill for 3-4 weeks. Ripen mid season, late March. Keeps well if put into a cool place. Is partially self fertile, but will crop better if near another variety of our pears.

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Specifications

Ripening Time March - April
Fertility Partially Self-Fertile (produces viable pollen)
Growth Habit Can be espaliered and kept to 1.5 - 2.5m. Free standing tree grows to around 2 -2.5m tall.
Rootstock Dwarfing rootstock
Chill Tolerance Normal chill
Plant Sizes Normal: approx 70-130cm bare rooted; Small: approx 50-70cm bare rooted

Pollination Guide

  • Pollination is far simpler than most people think. Generally, unless self fertile simply get 2 or more different varieties in the same group (eg pears) to ensure adequate pollination. A more comprehensive explanation can be found in our Pollination Guide
  • More information on Espaliering
  • More information in our Articles and on planting and pruning.
  • Answers to Common Questions.

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Conference

Conference

The most popular commercial variety in UK, but uncommon in Australia. Long thin green fruits with some russet, delicate melting flesh when allowed to ripen properly. The key is to pick them when they are still firm and then ripen them on a window sill for 3-4 weeks. Ripen mid season, late March. Keeps well if put into a cool place.