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Winter Nelis pear


A very highly regarded late-season dessert pear from Belgium, with an excellent sweet flavour. The fruits keep well.


Winter Nelis identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
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Origins

  • Species: Pyrus communis
  • Originates from: Mechelen / Malines, Belgium
  • Introduced: 1818
  • Developed by: M. Jean Charles Nelis
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2044
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1973-319

Identification

  • Fruit size: Medium

Using

  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Flavour quality: Very good
  • Flavour style: Sweeter
  • Harvest period: Late season
  • Use / keeping: 1-2 months

Growing

  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Flowering period: Mid-Late season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Vigour: Slightly small
  • Gardening skill: Some skill needed
  • General disease resistance: Poor

Diseases

  • Scab  - Some resistance
  • Mildew  - Some susceptibility
  • Fireblight  - Some susceptibility


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.



References

  • Fruit Expert
    Author: Hessayon
  • The Book of Pears (2015)
    Author: Morgan
    258
  • The Fruit Manual
    Author: Hogg


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