Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Container Gardening: Williams' Bon Chretien' Pears in a Pot

Courtesy of Dorling Kindersley Limited
Credit: Thompson & Morgan

Hi Friends,

Commonly referred to as the Williams pear, 'Williams' Bon Chretien' is the most widely grown and should be harvested while the fruit is still hard. The fruits of this superb pear turn yellow as the flesh ripens. Pear 'Williams Bon Chretien' is an early fruiting variety producing large yellow non-gritty fruits with an excellent sweet and juicy flavor. This British bred pear is perfect for poaching and preserving, as well as eating fresh from mid to late September.

Grafted onto 'Quince A' rootstock to produce a tree with moderate vigor and promote fruiting at an early age. These strong growing trees are partially self-fertile but make the ideal planting partner for Conference or Concorde to aid pollination and increase the yield. If you only have room for one tree then make sure that a neighbor has a tree close by that can act as suitable pollinator.

Through a canning party with your very own Williams Pears...

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