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Fruit tree comparison - Conference
Pear trees

Conference

Conference is a popular and reliable English pear, well-suited to the UK climate.  Remove this variety from the comparison

Growing

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

Using

Picking season?Late
Use / keeping?2-3 weeks
Flavour quality?Average
Flavour styleSweeter

Looking after

Overall disease resistance?Average

Identification

Country of originUnited Kingdom
Period of origin1850 - 1899
Fruit colourGreen - light
Leaf colourGreen