Conference pear

[English] plural Conference pears

The Conference pear was developed in England, unlike most pears which come from France, during the 19th Century. This is a long, tapering pear, the skin green with brown russeting. The flesh is very juicy and sweet with a firm, sometimes grainy texture. It is an excellent all-purpose pear which keeps well, right through to March or April. This hardy pear does well if picked a little early and ripes indoors. Fruits are ready from mid-September.