Winter Nelis European Pear


Winter Nelis European Pear

Pyrus communis Winter. Seedling pear from Belgium, early 19th c. Brought to the U.S. from England in 1823.

Great storage pear with fantastic flavor, one of our favorites last season; easily lasts in the cellar through February. Medium-sized short roundish-conic-pyriform shape. Highly attractive fruit with cinnamon-colored russet that almost fully covers the thick green skin, turning golden when fully ripe and shiny, more so than any other pear or apple in the orchard. So shiny you could say it glows! The flesh is fine textured, flavorful, juicy, sweet and aromatic. Fruit can remain on the tree through leaf fall in late autumn. High-yielding tree is covered in spring blossoms. Highly regarded as a late-season storage pear by Victorian gardeners, and achieving popularity in the mid-20th c. as an export crop from warmer markets in California, Australia and New Zealand. Z4. Maine Grown. (2½-6' bare-root trees)

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Additional Information

European Pears

Although some pears appear to be self-pollinating, we recommend a second variety for pollination. Bloom dates for all varieties are similar. Plant 15–20' apart. For 2024, European Pears and Perry Pears are on OHxF97 or a similar rootstock.

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