Dwarf Pear 'Conference'
Whilst the grafted tree is much smaller in size, it produces that same elegant tapered fruit named for the National Pear Conference of England in 1885, at which it was awarded first prize. A mid-season ripener that stores well. Self-pollinating but improve pollination with ‘Doyenne du Comice’.
Pears grow in a wide variety of soils, but do best in a soil enriched with decomposed compost and well-rotted manure prior to planting. Their main requirements are full sun, cool winters (600 chilling hours) and regular irrigation. Flowering a month earlier than apples, protect from frost to improve fruiting. Always plant more than one type for cross-pollination.