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Pear Tree 'Conference' - 5L Potted Tree

Marshalls Garden

£29.99

Catalogue Code: 10709497

RHS Award of Garden Merit
Sale price

In stock

Regular price £29.99
This Pear Conference - Tree not only produces wonderful crops but is also a valuable garden plant too. Nothing beats picking fruit straight from your own plant and this fruit tree is ideal for any garden.

Key Features

  • Disease resistant
  • Prefers full sun
  • Prefers part shade

Pack Contents: 1 x 5L Poteed Tree

Description

  • Most recognised pear variety
  • Sweet firm flesh
  • Stores well once picked
  • Ripens from October
  • Suitable for small spaces

Conference is the most known of all pears, it is excellent as a dessert pear but is also exceptional when used in cooking.

The fruits are long and bell shaped with very firm flesh, they can be eaten hard or fully ripe and have a smooth juicy flavour. The trees crop very late in the season from October to November, the fruit will store well into January.

These trees have been grown and pruned to keep a compact shape, suitable for small spaces or grown in containers. Each winter, when the plant is dormant prune out any dead, diseased or damaged branches to a healthy bud. Cut back this seasons growth by 1/4 to an outward facing healthy bud. You can remove the tallest central branch, 'The Leader' to encourage side shoots and keep the height of the tree short

You can enjoy pear conference at its best by picked it when it’s a little under-ripe, you can them store them in a cool place and bring them indoors to ripen slowly. The tree is grafted onto the ‘Quince A’ rootstock producing a moderate vigour and promote fruiting at an early age.

These pears grow strongly and are partially self-fertile but make the perfect planting partner for another pear variety in order to aid pollination and also to increase the yield.

If you have room for just one pear tree then you should really ensure there is another tree which is a suitable pollinator in a 2 mile radius, which there most likely will be.

Rootstock: Quince A

Flowering Group: FG3

Years until fruiting from planting: 2-4

In order to ensure a good pollination pick fruit trees from within the same or from adjacent flowering groups.

We may prune your tree before it arrives to your door. We do this to encourage your tree to branch freely which makes them better looking and more productive.

During summer delivery, our plants may exhibit signs of nature's hustle and bustle on their leaves. Since we have a high concentration of plants on the nursery, a variety of insects are drawn to them as a source of food and nutrition. We feel that this is all part of gardening and have to strike a balance between keeping the plants healthy for our customers and not interfering too much with natural lifecycles.

We try to use as many natural methods of control as possible and only intervene as a last resort. So you may see some leaves that are discoloured or with small areas where the insects have been eating them. Any high levels of damage or attack will have been dealt with prior to delivery and plants graded out as best as possible when selected for packing. No plants will be delivered with damage that will affect the future growth or success of harvest.

Growing Calendar

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Harvest

Delivery

We know how important your garden is to you. We've listened to our customers and introduced a new improved speedy delivery service, meaning Express delivery comes as standard.

*Orders to Northern Ireland have an automatic additional £3.00 delivery surcharge applied at checkout. 

Order TypeDelivery ChargeDelivery Charge
Seed only order£2.99If you purchase any other items you'll be charged the standard delivery rate of £5.99
Plants, bulbs & gardening accessories£5.99If we need to split your order into separate deliveries we'll only charge one delivery fee
Extra large or long plants & heavy items£9.99These are clearly displayed at check-out
Compost (and any other large or heavy items)£5.99

These items are subject to a delivery multiplier where orders containing 3 or 4 items will be subject to an additional £5.99 for every further 2 items added. This is automatically applied at check-out:

  • 1 - 2 bags £5.99
  • 3 - 4 bags £11.98
  • 5 - 6 bags £17.97
  • 7 - 8 bags £23.96
  • 9 - 10 bags £29.95

If you'd like more than 10 bags of compost please call our Customer Service team who can arrange for a bespoke competitive quote on 01480 774555 (standard network charges apply)

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