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botanical name:
Pyrus communis 'Winter Nelis'
Pyrus communis 'Winter Nelis' © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
common name:  Pear
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 9.00m
width: 8.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: conical
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: light brown
stem/bark: brown
main season: Autumn
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 8
Late cropping dessert pear with sweet tasting but quite small, rounded russet-skinned fruit. Stores very well. Good resistance to blight.

Moist well drained soil in sun. Performs best in slightly warmer conditions then apples.
Harvest in autumn.

From seed.

Good for training as an espalier aginst a wall.
Often used as a rootstock for other varieties.

other notes:
Originated in Belgium, around 1818
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