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Conference pear

Last updated 08 Feb 2015.

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The most well-known of English pears.

Conference phototape

Origins

  • Species: Pyrus communis
  • Parentage: Seedling of Van Mons Leon Leclerc
  • Originates from: Sawbridgeworth, England, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: Late 19th century
  • Developed by: Rivers of Sawbridgeworth
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2027
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1973-199

Identification

  • Fruit size: Large

Using

  • Uses: Eat fresh

Growing

  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-fertile
  • Pollinating others: Good
  • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899

Diseases

  • Scab  - Some resistance
  • Fireblight  - Some susceptibility

Relationships to other varieties

Offspring of this variety:

References and further reading about this variety

  • Guidelines for the production of organic apples and pears  
    p13.

  • Fruit Expert
    Author: Hessayon
  • The Book of Pears (2015)
    Author: Morgan
    212

Conference identification photos from official fruit collections

UK National Fruit Collection

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UK National Fruit Collection

Conference identification photos from website visitors


Conference pear
Conference pear


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