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Fruit tree comparison - Williams
Pear trees


Williams is a classic English pear, also known as Bartlett, with good flavour and quite easy to grow.  Remove this variety from the comparison


Gardening skill? Suitable for beginners
Cropping Good
Fertility? Partially self-fertile
Flowering group? 3
Pollinating others? Average
Ploidy? Diploid
Vigour? Average growth
Bearing regularity? Regular
Fruit bearing? Spur-bearer
Fruit persistence? Normal ripening


Picking season? Early
Use / keeping? 1 week
Flavour quality? Good
Flavour style Sweeter

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Overall disease resistance? Poor


Country of origin United Kingdom
Period of origin 1750 - 1799
Fruit colour Green - light
Leaf colour Green