A manageable, compact, tree that is ideal for container growing. Pear 'Concorde' produces a heavy crop of pale green, large pears with firm flesh and excellent flavour, even on a young tree. The fruits are ready to harvest from September to November and will store well until January. Enjoy them at their best by picking 'Concorde' pears slightly under-ripe, store them in a cool place and bring them indoors to ripen slowly.
Grafted onto 'Quince A' rootstock to produce a tree with moderate vigour and promote fruiting at an early age. These strong growing trees are partially self-fertile but make the ideal planting partner for other varieties such as 'Williams Bon Chretien' to aid pollination and increase the yield. If you only have room for one tree then make sure that a neighbour has a tree close by that can act as suitable pollinator. Rootstock: Quince A. Height and spread: Up to 4m (13').
Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years.
Estimated time to best yields: 5 years.
Feed and water containerised plants regularly. Prune only the tips of the main branches by one third in winter. Some sub branches can be pruned out when necessary at the union where they join the main branch, to allow new sub branches to take their place.
In order to produce the best quality, largest fruits, pears should be thinned in July leaving one or two fruits remaining per cluster.
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