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Williams' Bon Chrétien Pear Tree 4-5ft Ready to Fruit, Old English Dessert Pear


Expected release date is 1st Nov 2021

Williams' Bon Chrétien Pear Tree 4-5 ft Ready to Fruit, Old English Dessert Pear


These are  BARE ROOTED plants which can be planted from October until April and will be dispatched as soon as the weather turns cold and they become dormant.The dispatch date depends on the Autumn temperature and varies from year to year.


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.


Growing Details:

Common Name: Pear
Genus: Pyrus
Species: communis
Cultivar: 'Williams' Bon Chrétien
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun
Hardiness: Hardy
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


For the bare root planting instructions, please click here.



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  1. Excellent service 5

    Posted by Unknown on 23rd Feb 2021

    Perfectly packed very good quality as usual and notification of delivery throughout

  2. High quality! 5

    Posted by rumiana velkova on 30th Oct 2020

    Extremely satisfied from what has arrieved. Highly recomment.

  3. Williams' Pear tree 5

    Posted by Laurence on 15th Dec 2016

    I fruit tree I received was of excellent quality. The delivery was quick and seller communicated well through the process. Pleased with my purchase. I am a repeat customer.