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Bristol Cross pear

A heavy-cropping cross of two classic English pears, Bartlett and Conference.

Bristol Cross identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
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Visitor reviews

  • 08 Sep 2019  Gemma Colin,  BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada
    Very beautiful and golden when ripe, taste is meltingly luscious, But once ripe must be used right away. It doesn't keep well.

Tree register

We don't have any registered trees for this variety yet.


  • Species: Pyrus communis
  • Parentage: Bartlett x Conference
  • Originates from: Bristol, England, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 1920
  • Developed by: G.T. Spinks, Long Ashton Research Station
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 4034
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1973-309


  • Uses: Eat fresh


  • Flowering period: Mid-Late season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Other incompatibility group: Williams pear group
  • Ploidy: Triploid
  • Pollinating others: Poor
  • Vigour: Average growth
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949

Parents and other ancestors of this variety

Where to buy fresh fruit

No orchards have registered as growing this variety. If you grow this and want to register please go to our Orchard Registration form.


  • The Book of Pears (2015)
    Author: Morgan

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