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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
description:
Late cropping dessert pear with sweet tasting but quite small, rounded russet-skinned fruit. Stores very well. Good resistance to blight.

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


propagation:
From seed.

usage:
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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