William's Bon Cretien Maiden (Quince A)

£17.50
Type: 
Maiden (Quince A)
Pollination Group: 
C - self sterile
Rootstock: 
Quince A
Use: 
September
SKU: PEAWILBC-41200000031
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Description

A very old and famous English variety, found in a schoolmaster's garden at Aldermaston in Berkshire in the 1760's. In 1797 it was taken to the United States and was 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, even in the North, although slightly susceptible to scab when grown in the wetter parts of the UK. A fantastic variety for eating warm straight off the tree.