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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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Origins

  • 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

Using

  • Uses: Eat fresh

Growing

  • 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

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References

  • The Book of Pears (2015)
    Author: Morgan
    207


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