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Description of Williams Bon Chretien Trees & Fruit:
Usually just called William's pear, this is a beautiful old variety - large, sweet, smooth and very juicy. Turns yellow when ripe.
A superb eating pear, it is also great for stewing.
It is a reliable, heavy cropping and hardy tree that is grown on a large scale on farms all over the world. It is more spreading than most pear trees.
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Characteristics of Williams Bon Chretien Trees:
Pollination Partners for Williams Bon Chretien:
To make fruit, all pear trees need to be pollinated by another variety.
Williams Bon Chretien is in pollination group B.
This means that it will cross-pollinate any other pear tree that you can buy from us - take your pick! (Except Louise Bonne of Jersey).
Please see our guide to Pollinating Pear Trees for more details.
Our Williams Bon Chretien pear trees are all grown on "Quince A" rootstocks.
Growing Williams Bon Chretien Pear Trees:
Rich soil is important - dig in plenty of good manure and compost before planting.
Soil drainage must be good.
The more sun your trees get the better your crops will be.
Details about delivery sizes: Guide to Fruit Tree Sizing.
History & Parentage of Williams Bon Chretien:
Bred in the late 1700's by Mr Wheeler of Berkshire.
A man called Mr Stair later bought the house and took grafts from the tree with a nurseryman called Richard Williams, who named it after himself in 1814.
It is the most widely grown European pear tree in the world, partly because although it is best eaten fresh, it is also very good for canning.
In America this tree is called Bartlett.
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