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Pyrus communis Williams' Bon Chrétien

PEAR, WILLIAMS' BON CHRETIEN (Pyrus communis Williams' Bon Chrétien)
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Probably the most widely grown pear throughout the world. Flesh pale green ripening to golden yellow. Regular cropper, good flavour, sweet and strong, very juicy. Pick when green a few days before ripening. Very hardy and reliable, but avoid planting in very wet areas. Found in a garden in Aldermaston, Berkshire in 1760s. In 1797 it was taken to the United States and renamed there as Bartlett where it is still one of the most important pears.

Season of Use: Early Sept Desert Fruit

 Quince A Br
16.95 Available at last stock take
 Quince A Br
20.95 Currently out of stock.
 Half Std.
 Quince A Br
25.95 Currently out of stock.
 Half Std.
 Quince A Pg
34.99 Limited stock available


This plant is in pollination group 3 and requires a pollinator, choose a tree in group 2, 3 or 4 (listed below).

DescriptionSeason of UseCooker/Desert DescriptionSeason of UseCooker/Desert
BethAug-SeptDesert Fruit ConcordeOct-JanDesert Fruit
ConferenceMid Oct-Late NovDesert Fruit Doyenne du ComiceNovDesert Fruit
Invincible (Delwinor)Sept-OctCulinary (Suitable for Cooking)Desert Fruit   

Key: CookerCooking Apple, Dessert AppleDessert fruit, Suitable for Cider MakingCider Apple.

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