Conference Pear (semi-dwarf)
Common commercial variety in UK, has good disease resistance and is partially self-fertile. Raised by pomologist Thomas Francis Rivers at Rivers Nursery Sawbridgeworth. Exhibited at the National British Pear Conference after which it was named. Awarded a First Class Certificate from The Royal Horticultural Society in 1885. Fruits have pale yellow flesh with a slight pink tinge. Reliable, heavy cropper with melting, sweet, very juicy fruit. Said to be one of the most regular cropping varieties.
- Pollination Group: partly self-fertile, Buerre Hardy, Josephine, Packham’s, Nijisseki, Clapp’s Favourite, Chojuro, Kosui.
- Size: to approx. 3 metres tall when mature
Hedrick U.P. (1921). Twenty-ninth Annual Report, Vol. 2, Part II, The Pears of New York, Report of the New York Agricultural Experiment Station for the year 1921. State of New York - Department of Agriculture. Albany: J.B. Lyon Company, 1921
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