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Winter Nelis

A very good but quite small late dessert pear.

Origin: Belgium, 1818

Pollination: Winter Nelis is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Winter Nelis pear trees for sale

Pyrodwarf rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-vigorous) £20.50 Sold-out
Pyrus rootstock 1 year Maiden (Very vigorous) £20.50 Sold-out

History and description of Winter Nelis

Winter Nelis pear was introduced to Britain in 1818 from Belgium where it was raised by Jean Charles Nelis at Malines.

Small to medium sized, round conical fruit. Rough, dull greenish yellow skin mostly covered with a brown russet. Greenish white, smooth, juicy flesh. Very sweet with a rich delicately perfumed flavour. A good late dessert pear

Weak growing tree best on more vigorous rootstocks. Rather straggly growth producing drooping branches. Fairly good cropper. May need thinning to produce good sized fruit.

Characteristics of Winter Nelis pear trees

Fruit sizeSmall
Picking timeOct
Season of useNov-Feb
Tree vigourSmall
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Disease resistanceScab - Very susceptible
Mildew - Slightly resistant
Suitable forNorthern Britain
Pollination date22
Pollination groupD
PollinatorsPollination partners