With elegant tapered fruit, this heirloom pear was named for the National Pear Conference of England in 1885, at which it was awarded first prize. Yields medium-to-large elongated golden fruit with sweet melting flesh. 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.