Pyrus communis ‘Conference’
Variety or Cultivar
‘Conference’ _ ‘Conference’ is a compact, deciduous pear tree, with white flowers in spring, followed by edible, green, dessert fruits in autumn. Will grow from 2.5 – 8 m depending on the rootstock.
RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
White in Spring
Green in Spring; Green in Summer
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Generally pest free
Aphids , Blister mite , Bullfinches , Caterpillars , Codling moth , Pear fruitlet gall midge
Apple and pear canker , Pear rust , Pear scab
Suitable for all training forms. Thin fruits if necessary. Regular pruning required; a spur bearer.
Needs another cultivar for pollination. If grafting, the rootstock used will effect plant size. Quince is normally used.
Pyrus communis ‘Conference’ (Pear ‘Conference’) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 5-10 years.
Architectural, Cottage/Informal, Specimen tree, Wildlife
Plant in neutral, well-drained soil in full. Flowers early and so at risk from spring frosts.
Clay, Loamy, Sandy
Moist but well-drained, Well-drained