Columnar pear tree ‘Conference‘ - Bare-rooted - TreePyrus communis 'Conference'
Big fruits. On a small tree. That's possible with the pear tree ‘Conference‘. The column-shaped fruit tree is small, but produces big pears. Thanks to its compact growth, the tree can also be planted in a pot on a patio, roof terrace or balcony. Or out in the garden too, of course. We supply the pear tree ‘Conference‘ as bare-root stock — just the bare branch and roots. The branch is freshly removed from the soil. This gives it additional strength, enabling it to branch out faster than it would in a nursery pot. Plants grown from bare-root stock also adapt to their new environment more easily. They grow better and they're more economical. The fruit tree blossoms in spring. That's when it reveals its lovely white flowers. A crop will be ready to harvest from autumn onwards in the second year after planting. Pruning is not necessary. The pear tree grows in loose, fertile soil that we keep nice and moist. It's best to give the tree extra water during dry spells. Sufficient light is needed to ensure good growth, which is why we plant the fruit tree in full or half sun.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show morePlant Pyrus communis in a large hole in good, loose, nutritious soil. Plant the root ball at the correct depth in the hole. The top of the root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole with soil, press firmly and water immediately after planting. This columnar pear grows best in a sunny area.
Columnar Pear tree in a potThe columnar pear grows well in a large flower pot or planter. The tree itself takes up little space but provides great benefits. Place the pear tree in a sheltered, sunny area. You can create a 'mini-orchard' by planting the Pear Tree, Dwarf Cherry, Peach, Cherry, Apple and Apricot in pots and placing them together on your patio or decking.
Show morePyrus communis Conference is an easy to grow fruit tree. Are you growing your columnar pear in a pot or planter? Regularly water the pear tree, making sure that the roots never dry out. It is recommended that you feed with some mixed organic fertiliser in early spring. Apply a mulch of compost around the base of the tree.
Columnnar Pear pruningThis pear tree rarely forms side branches, therefore, pruning isn't necessary. Is the columnar pear growing too high? If so, you can trim the top of it. Completely remove dead branches. Do not prune when there are signs of frosts. Is there still fruit formation after the flowering period? If so remove them and keep only two pears per bunch, removing any excess pears.
Show moreThe columnar pear grows quite slowly taking up little space. Pyrus communis 'Conference' is a good self-pollinator - which makes it so easy. You can pick the pears in August and September, depending on the weather. You can eat the pears immediately or store them for some time in a cool place.
- Extra information
Latin name Pyrus communis 'Conference' Delivery type Supplied as bare-rooted stemmed plant Guarantee 5 years guarantee Color White, Green Light preference full sun , partial sun Flowering period March - April Harvesting period September - November Growing height 80 - 100 cm Planting distance 100 - 150 cm