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Family pear varieties:
Pear 'Conference' - One of the best known dessert pears, and tolerant of even cold, shady positions
Pear 'Doyenne du Comice' - A classic dessert pear with a sweet, juicy flavour
Pear 'Williams Bon Chretien' - Often simply known as 'Williams', the fruits of this superb pear turn yellow as flesh ripens
Height Up to 300cm (118.1in)
Spread Up to 300cm (118.1in)
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An entire orchard on just one tree! Family fruit trees have three different varieties grafted onto one stem, which will pollinate each other and crop at different times to extend the picking season. Perfect for the smaller garden with room for only one tree; and even suited to growing in a large patio container (holding at least 30 litres of compost). Height and spread if not containerised: 3m (10').
This variety is self-fertile and does not require a pollination partner.
Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years.
Estimated time to best yields: 5 years.
1 bare root pear tree (Quince Adams Rootstock) (14228)
Plant patio fruit trees in containers holding at least 30 litres of good quality compost such as John Innes No.3. Alternatively plant them in any well drained soil in a sheltered sunny position. Plant fruit trees at their original soil level, firm them into the ground and water well.
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, the apples and pears should be thinned in July leaving two fruits remaining per cluster.
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