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Fruit tree comparison - Williams
Pear trees

Williams

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

Growing

Gardening skill? Average
Cropping Good
Fertility? Not self-fertile
Flowering group? 3
Pollinating others? Average
Ploidy? Diploid
Vigour? Average growth
Bearing regularity? Regular
Fruit bearing? Spur-bearer
Fruit persistence? Normal ripening

Using

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

Looking after

Overall disease resistance? Poor

Identification

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