One of the oldest English dessert pears, Williams was discovered in the late 18th century and quickly became popular. In England and Europe it is known as Williams or sometimes Williams Bon Chretien, after the nurseryman who first propagated it, whereas in North America it is usually known as Bartlett.
Williams is a good early-season pear variety, with a pleasant sweet flavour and fairly easy to grow.
Next deliveries: December 2023 - February 2024.
Let me know when Williams pear trees are back in stock.
If you do not hear from us by March you can contact us to pre-order for next autumn.
Make sure you pick the crop just before it becomes ripe - which will be late August in north-western Europe.
Williams is generally easy to grow but can be susceptible to scab in wetter areas.
Cropping is usually reliable even in less than ideal conditions, and Williams is a good choice for pear enthusiasts in cooler climates.