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William Pear

Synonymous with ‘Williams Bon Chreten’ and ‘Bartlett’


Fruit ripening time: February - March 


The most commonly grown pear in most countries outside of Asia, the William pear is a fond favourite.


A sweet and juicy pear, the skin turns golden yellow when ripe for eating. Useful for cooking when picked slightly firmer and will keep its shape.


Useful for bottling, juicing and drying.



Partially self-fertile, but will benefit greatly from a pollination partner such as; 

Beurre Bosc, Comice, Winter Nellis, Winter Cole, Doyenne Du Comice, Beurre Diel, Yellow Huffcap, Durondeau, Easter Beurre, Beurre Superfin, Forelle, Gin.


Tree Size:

Dwarf Tree: 2 – 3 m high. Depending on pruning and the tree shape, these pear trees can be kept as small as 2 m in height and planted as close as 50cm apart. Must be supported on trellis or a stake


Semi-Dwarf: 3.5 - 4.5 m high


Full Size: 10 m +



Soil: Will adapt well to most soils, but heavy, moist soils are preferred to light, shallow soils.

Dwarf and semi-dwarf trees will not tolerate drought.


Will do best in well drained soils. Established trees can withstand wet conditions, but will not tolerate waterlogging.


Prefers neutral to slightly acidic soils and do not like high pH soils

William Pear Tree


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