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Pollination of Williams pear trees

Williams (Pyrus communis)  is in flowering group 3. Williams is partially self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, but fruiting is likely to be better if there is a compatible partner of a different variety nearby.Choose another variety

Varieties that will pollinate Williams in our catalogue

  • Beurre d'Anjou

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    Beurre d'Anjou is a highly-regarded traditional French dessert pear with melting sweet flesh.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Beurre Lebrun

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      Beurre Lebrun is a high-quality French mid-season dessert pear, with a fine sweet flesh.
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Not self-fertile
      • Picking: Mid
      • Beurre Superfin

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        A traditional French 19th century pear, widely considered one of the best for flavour.
        • Flowering group: 4
        • Partially self-fertile
        • Picking: Late
        • Clapp's Favorite

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          An attractive red-flushed early-season pear from the USA.
          • Flowering group: 4
          • Not self-fertile
          • Picking: Early
          • Concorde

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            A marriage of Conference and Comice - Concorde is easy to grow, heavy crops, excellent flavour.
            • Flowering group: 4
            • Partially self-fertile
            • Picking: Late
            • Conference

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              Conference is a popular and reliable English pear, well-suited to temperate climates in north-west Europe.
              • Flowering group: 3
              • Self-fertile
              • Picking: Mid
              • Corneliein stock

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                Cornelie is a traditional sweet buttery French dessert pear.
                • Flowering group: 3
                • Not self-fertile
                • Picking: Early
                • Available rootstocks:
                • PyroDwarf
              • Deveci

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                Deveci is a large late-season eating pear, originating from Turkey.
                • Flowering group: 3
                • Not self-fertile
                • Picking: Very late
                • Hosui

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                  Hosui has perhaps the best flavour of any Asian pear - it is very juicy and very sweet.
                  • Flowering group: 4
                  • Not self-fertile
                  • Picking: Early
                  • Kumoi

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                    One of the most popular Asian pears, with a firm flesh and sweet flavour.
                    • Flowering group: 2
                    • Partially self-fertile
                    • Picking: Late
                    • Legipont

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                      Legipont or Fondante de Charneu is a traditional Belgian dessert pear, ripening in mid-September.
                      • Flowering group: 4
                      • Not self-fertile
                      • Picking: Late
                      • Marguerite Marillat

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                        Marguerite Marillat is a traditional pear raised by Mr Marillat in the 1870s and named after his wife.
                        • Flowering group: 3
                        • Not self-fertile
                        • Picking: Mid
                        • Precoce Henin

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                          Precoce Henin is an early-season eating pear with a rich sweet melting flesh.
                          • Flowering group: 3
                          • Self-fertile
                          • Picking: Early
                          • President Heron

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                            President Heron is a high-quality French dessert pear, a good choice for the home orchard.
                            • Flowering group: 3
                            • Not self-fertile
                            • Picking: Late
                            • Shinseiki

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                              This popular early-season Asian / Nashi pear variety produces crisp sweet-flavoured pears, which can be kept for up to 3 months.
                              • Flowering group: 2
                              • Partially self-fertile
                              • Picking: Early
                              • Triompe de Vienne

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                                Triomphe de Vienne is a pretty dessert pear, with juicy melting sweet flesh.
                                • Flowering group: 4
                                • Not self-fertile
                                • Picking: Mid