Pear - William's Bon Cretien

£22.00 - £63.50
Ready to pick: 
Use fruit: 
September - October
Group B (partially self-fertile)
Berkshire,UK (c.1760)
Adding to basket… The item has been added


A very old and famous English variety, found in a schoolmaster's garden at Aldermaston in Berkshire in the 1760s. In 1797 it was taken to the United States and renamed Bartlett, still one of the most important pears in the US. Large thin-skinned fruit with a fine-textured flesh are very sweet and juicy with a strong musky aroma. Very hardy and reliable in the North, although slightly susceptible to scab when grown in wetter areas. A fantastic variety for eating warm straight off the tree.

For help with choosing the correct rootstock for your needs, please click here A Guide to Rootstocks

For help with choosing the correct size and shape, please click here A Guide to Fruit Tree Shapes

Related Products