Photo courtesy of AVK Nurseries - Copyright: Horticolor 2014

The Williams’ bon chrétien pear, commonly called the Williams pear, or the Bartlett pear in Canada, is the most commonly grown variety of pear in most countries outside Asia. The fruit has a bell shape, considered the traditional pear shape in the west, and its green skin turns yellow upon later ripening, although red-skinned derivative varieties exist. It is considered a summer pear, not as tolerant of cold as some varieties. It is often eaten raw, but holds its shape well when baked, and is a common choice for canned or other processed pear uses. A 2nd pear variety is required for pollination to occur – we recommend Anjou pear or Bosc pear.

This product is a 2 year old tree – it comes as bare root stock and will require immediate planting upon receipt.

Zone – 4 to 7

Colour – Yellow – Red

Fruit size – Medium – Large

Harvest – Mid September

Flowering Time – May

Uses – baking, canning and fresh eating

This product is subject to availability from our suppliers – Sometimes our suppliers sell out faster than we can update our website – in the event that a product isn’t available we will call to offer you an alternative, hold your order until the product is in stock again, or refund you.


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