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Junglebert



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:41 am    Post subject: Pear trees, which to grow?  Reply with quote

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.
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sandrar



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Location: Devon

PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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Toddy



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

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