Pear Conference

Pear Conference

The most reliable pear for Irish gardens, giving heavy, regular crops even in less than perfect conditions. A mid- to late-season dessert pear, ready in late October. The fruit is long, juicy and sweet, with russeted skin, firm flesh and a good flavour. Also very good as a cooking pear. Pick slightly under-ripe, store in a cool, frost-free place, and bring indoors to ripen. Pear ‘Conference’ is self-fertile, so useful in small gardens, but crops better with a pollination partner; unpollinated fruit is seedless and oddly shaped. A spur-bearer; in cold conditions will do better trained onto a warm wall. Some resistance to scab.

Site: Sheltered
Soil: Rich, well-drained soil
Position: Full sun
Pick: Late October, into November
Keep: If picked under-ripe, will keep until December
Hardiness: Hardy
Pollination: Self-fertile, but crops better with a pollination partner. Pollination Group 3
Uses: Eating, cooking

Pollination notes:
Pear Conference is a self fertile variety and does not need a pollination partner, but fruiting will usually be improved if there is a compatible partner of a different variety nearby.
Suitable pollinating partners for Pear Conference are Pear Doyenné du Comice, Gorham or Williams’ Bon Chrétien

Learn more about fruit tree rootstocks

During the bareroot season, our pears are pre pruned before being dispatched by mail order.

Type | Size: Bareroot 1yr
Rootstock: Quince A
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