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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

1-year maiden trees

These are the most versatile choice for home orchards, community fruit tree projects, and for training on in any form you require.

FormRootstockPriceQuantity
MaidenOHxF87Semi-vigorous £24.50 Sold-out

Orders placed now will be delivered in the winter planting season.

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

UseDessert
Colour
Flavour
Fruit sizeSmall
Picking timeOct
Season of useNov-Feb
Tree vigourSmall
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
Cropping
Disease resistanceScab - Very susceptible
Mildew - Slightly resistant
Suitable forNorthern Britain
Pollination date22
Pollination groupD
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners