Williams' Bon Chrétien Pear Tree 4-5ft in 6L Pot, Ready to Fruit, Old English Dessert Pear
Williams' Bon Chrétien Pear Tree 4-5 ft in 6L Pot, Ready to Fruit, Old English Dessert Pear
Commonly called the Williams pear, or Bartlett pear in the U.S. and Canada, is the most commonly grown variety of pear in most countries outside Asia.
Common Name: Pear
Cultivar: 'Williams' Bon Chrétien
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun
Soil type: Well-drained/light
Rootstock: Quince A, 4-5M
The fruit has a bell shape, considered the traditional pear shape in the west, and its green skin turns yellow upon later ripening, although red-skinned derivative varieties exist. It is considered a summer pear, not as tolerant of cold as some varieties. It is often eaten raw, but holds its shape well when baked, and is a common choice for canned or other processed pear uses.Harvest from mid-August to mid-September.The leaves are simple, glossy green leaves that alternate on the twig. They grow up to 3" long, are thick with slight midrib curves folding the edges inwards. They have fine teeth on the margin.
Williams' Bon-Chrétien pear tree is in flowering group 5. The following varieties should pollinate this pear tree.
Clapp's Favourite, Doyenne du Comice
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