Asked by: Michael from Driffield, 10-Nov-2020
We want to buy a Conferance pear tree to grow against a east facing wall a mature tree would suit our needs.
Conference is one of the most reliable pear trees and therefore a good choice for training against a wall. However an east-facing wall might not get full sun so perhaps an earlier-ripening variety such as Williams might be a better choice.
We do not sell mature trained pear trees - the most mature trained trees we have are 2-years old and have 2-tiers of branches already formed. At this age they are still quite easy to transplant, and you should be able to train them on to achieve 4-5 tiers in the longer term. A mature fruit tree would be very difficult to transplant reliably.
Note that pear espaliers are always in demand so it is best to order as soon as you can.