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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? Average
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