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Conference pear

The most well-known of English pears.

Conference identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
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  • 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


  • Fruit size: Large


  • Uses: Eat fresh


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

Offspring of this variety


  • Scab  - Some resistance
  • Fireblight  - Some susceptibility

Where to buy fresh fruit

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

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