Conference Pear
England 1894


$39.95

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The Conference pear tree is one of the first English pears of note to arise from controlled breeding program in England in the 1800's The Conference pear tree 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 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. Please refer below for more information on the organically grown Conference  pear trees for sale. 

 

CCOF Certified Organic:  Our apple trees (exception noted) grown by Trees of Antiquity are USDA Organic, Certified by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). Our growing methods restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony by avoiding the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and genetic modification (GMO) species. Reg. #40-002449


Growing Considerations for Conference Pear
England 1894

USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Heirloom: Yes

Uses: Fresh Eating

Harvest Period: Late

Bloom Period: Midseason

Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period

Origin Date: 1800`s

Storage: 3 Months or More

Disease Resistance: Good

Rootstock: OHxF 87

Years to Bear: 2-5 years

Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.

Mature Size: 12-16 ft.

Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.

Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.

Shape when Shipped: Whip (no branching)


Size supplied when shipped:   Our trees range in height 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). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2  to 3/4 inch;  *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.


Basic idea for Pruning:  Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...                                                             

 
Shipping Note:  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.

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 30 November, 1999.