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Pear trees, which to grow?

We've got a small orchard, and Mrs Bert wants to plant a pear tree as a memorial to her dad who died last year. What varieties should we be looking at, and any advice with planting?

Thanks in advance.

We've 2 pear trees in our garden 'orchard' a William and Conference. - both bush I think.

We've just picked a bumper crop - 28kg from the Conference.They keep well, unlike the William and the slugs and bugs don't seem attracted to them.

Conference pears dry beautifully too, they make sweet not-quite-fruit-chewy slices


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