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Pear trees
Conference

A popular and reliable English pear, Conference is perfectly suited to the English climate.
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Growing


Pear trees
Conference
Gardening skillBeginner
Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
Flowering group3
Pollinating othersGood
PloidyDiploid
Bearing regularityRegular
Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
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Using


Pear trees
Conference
Picking seasonMid
CroppingHeavy
Keeping2-3 weeks
Useful forEating fresh
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Problems


Pear trees
Conference
Disease resistanceAverage
ScabSome resistance
FireblightSome susceptibility
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Climate


Pear trees
Conference
Climate typeTemperate climates
Mild damp climates
Warm climates
Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
Cold (< 20C / 67F)
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Identification


Pear trees
Conference
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Period of origin1850 - 1899
Fruit colourGreen - light
AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
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