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Pear trees
Williams

Williams is a classic English pear, also known as Bartlett, with good flavour and quite easy to grow.
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Growing


Pear trees
Williams
Gardening skillAverage
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
Flowering group3
Pollinating othersAverage
PloidyDiploid
Bearing regularityRegular
Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
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Using


Pear trees
Williams
Picking seasonEarly
CroppingGood
Keeping1 week
Useful forEating fresh
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Problems


Pear trees
Williams
Disease resistancePoor
ScabSome susceptibility
FireblightSome susceptibility
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Climate


Pear trees
Williams
Climate typeTemperate 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
Williams
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Period of origin1750 - 1799
Fruit colourGreen - light
Fruit sizeAverage
AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
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