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Conference

Heritage Pear

Conference

Type

Heritage Pear

Harvest

Early November

Uses

Dessert

Planting Position

42

This is one of the most consistent pear varieties and a firm garden favourite with good self-fertility. Heavy crops of medium sized yellowish-green fruits with brown russet over areas, occasionally pink flushed on chalk soil. Flesh is pale yellow with a slight pinkish tinge towards the core. Sweet and juicy, melting with a pleasant pear flavour. The most popular variety that's commercially grown on a wide scale throughout the UK and other countries. Raised by Rivers of Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire during the 19th Century, it is thought to be a seedling of Can Mons Leon Leclerc. Exhibited at the National British Conference of 1885 which is the event which gave the variety its name. Conference pear has received an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society

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