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Carefully Packaged UK Grown Trees

Conference Pear Tree

Eating Pear Trees

from From £39.99 (VAT Free)
Was: £42.99 (VAT Free)
( £39.99 (ex. VAT) inc. VAT)

A delicious pear Conference produces a good crop of long, narrow pears in late September. The pear Conference is juicy with a relatively firm flesh and a sweet rosewater flavour. A great choice for less favourable Northern positions Conference Pear tree is self fertile and requires no other pollinator. A good cropper.

AKA Pyrus communis 'Conference'

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Variety Root Type Age/Size Rootstock Price Qty Basket
Conference Pear Tree Conference Pear Tree
12L pot 2 year old / 120-150cm Quince C (dwarf) £39.99 (VAT Free) was £42.99 (VAT Free)
Conference Pear Tree Conference Pear Tree
12L pot 2 year old / 150-180cm Quince A (semi-vigorous) £39.99 (VAT Free) was £42.99 (VAT Free)
Conference Pear Tree Conference Pear Tree
45L pot Heavy Standard Tree 12-14cm girth, 3.5-4.5m Quince A (semi-vigorous) £219.99 (VAT Free)
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Delivery Timescales

Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order. Many are despatched within 24 hours of receiving the order, but please allow up to 10 working days to be on the safe side. There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached trees or trees over 2.5m in height (all trees called Standard, Premium Standard, Heavy Standard, Extra Heavy Standard, Mature Trees or Pleached) because we have to group orders together into geographic areas for a specialist haulage contractor to deliver. All trees are packed very carefully by our experienced team and delivered using couriers who've been tried and tested over many years.

Gift trees and other trees required for arrival on a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure at no extra charge. Although it is rarely a problem, we do have to say that we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

The vast majority of trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in to receive your order. You can give us instructions on where to leave your delivery either via the checkout or send us a separate email. For some mature or pleached trees we may contact you in advance if the delivery driver needs help getting the tree/trees off the vehicle.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre and therefore customers need to make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees with a height under 1.5 metres) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees with a height of 1.5-2 metres) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 large trees (trees too large to fit in a box): £19.95 + vat

Mature trees, pleached trees or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy as many trees as you want for the same delivery cost and so it can work out to be economical.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Non Mainland UK

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us and we'll see if we can find a solution.

Planting Advice for Conference Pear Trees

Conference is self-fertile and doesn’t require a pollination partner. If you do want to plant multiple pear trees, they should be spaced according to their rootstock, for example a Quince A (semi-vigorous) rootstock will require approx. 3 metres between trees, whereas a Quince C (dwarf) rootstock will require approx. 2 metres between trees.

Pot grown pear trees can be planted at any time of the year but bare root pear trees need to be planted between November and March. Remove weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole then dig a hole slightly deeper than your root mass and approximately 3x as wide. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow. Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole. Using 50% of the original soil and 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems. We recommend planting pear trees using a stake and tie kit, along with a rabbit guard unless you are cordon or espalier training them in which case they will need wire support systems.

The help and advice section contains guides with detailed explanations and videos on how to plant container/rootball trees, planting bare root trees and using stakes and ties.

Watering & Aftercare Advice for Conference Pear Trees

If you’re planting in spring or summer, water well and regularly for the first few months. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little.

Make sure to keep an eye on young pear trees and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. To check if the soil requires further water, dig a finger down into the soil a few centimetres and if the soil feels even slightly moist, it does not need further watering. If it feels dry, water and repeat this test again. Once you see the fruit begin to swell, water again. We stock a range of irrigation kits that allow trees to be watered directly at the roots.

Keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. Do not simply mow the grass around the area as this will only encourage it to grow more vigorously.

Pruning Advice for Conference Pear Trees

It is important to prune your pear tree for the first few years after planting to ensure a healthy, balanced shape. Your tree should have one central leader and several strong side shoots. Straight after planting, remove the lowest laterals and prune the rest back to about 10-15cm in length. Carry out this type of formative pruning in early spring.

In the following years, remove any shoots growing out of the trunk to maintain a clear stem. Also remove any crossing, diseased or damaged branches. If your tree is looking overcrowded, remove some of the larger branches to open up the canopy. This type of pruning should be carried out between November and March.

Conference Pear Tree (Eating Pear Trees) Description

  • Use: Eating Pear
  • Cropping period: Mid season (Late September)
  • Keeping period: 2 months
  • Flavour: Sweet, Rosewater
  • Heritage: Hertfordshire C19
  • Pollination group: B Self fertile
  • Height in 10 years*: Quince C (dwarf) 2m, Quince A (semi vigorous) 3-3.5m

*This is an indication of the un-pruned height of this variety of Pear tree on the different rootstocks in 10 years. Variations on these heights will occur when different factors are introduced such as planting position, pruning, geography etc.