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Williams pear trees

Pyrus communis
Williams
Williams is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Early
  • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3

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.

Bio / Organic  fruit trees

Williams organic pear trees for sale

  • 1Maidentree on BA29 rootstock 19.45€
    Medium tree (2m-3.5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 2Maidentree on PyroDwarf rootstock 21.45€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 3Maidentree on Kirchensaller rootstock 19.45€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years) Bare-root
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Growing and Training

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.


Williams characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesWarm climates
  • Picking periodearly September
  • Picking seasonEarly
  • Season of use1 week
  • CroppingGood
  • Food usesEating fresh
  • Disease resistancePoor
  • ScabSome susceptibility
  • MildewVery resistant
  • Fire blightVery susceptible
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1750 - 1799
  • Flesh colourCream
  • Fruit colourGreen - light
  • Fruit sizeAverage