The Conference pear is one of the first English pears of note to arise from controlled breeding program in England in the 1800's The Conference pear was bred by Thomas Francis Rivers at his family nursery in England. He first announced it to the public at a 'Pear Congress' in 1885, which had been advertised as a 'Pear Conference', the name he settled with, but it could have easily been called the Congress pear. The Conference pear fruit is medium to large, slightly long, gourd-shaped, smooth green tinted with russet. Flesh pale yellow, with slight pink tinge, melting, very juicy, sweet and delicious. Good fireblight resistance.
Growing Considerations for Conference Pear England 1894
USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Bloom Period: Midseason
Harvest Period: Late
Storage: 3 Months or More
Uses: Fresh Eating
Disease Resistance: Good
Origin Date: 1800`s
Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period
Years to Bear: 2-5 years
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Shape when Shipped: Whip (no branching)
Rootstock: OHxF 87
Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.
Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Size supplied when shipped: 1/2 to 3/4 inch caliper*; Trees range from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs).
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions
. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits