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pear 'Williams' Bon Chré tien'
Pyrus are deciduous trees or shrubs with oval leaves and scented white flowers in spring, followed by green or brown fruits, edible in some species
'Williams' Bon Chrétien' is a dessert pear, 2.5-8m tall depending upon the rootstock. Flowers white, fruit yellow-green with a good flavour
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Clay, Sand
Time to ultimate height
Suitable for all training forms. Flowers early and so at risk from spring frosts. Needs another cultivar for pollination. Keep a weed free area of 60cm radius around the trunk. Thin fruits if necessary
Propagate by grafting or budding onto a clonal rootstock; quince rootstocks are usually used. The rootstock used will effect plant size
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Architectural Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Regular pruning required; a spur bearer
Pests May be attacked by aphids, caterpillars, codling moth, bullfinches, gall midges and blister mites
Susceptible to pear scab
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