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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.
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
Season of use
Scab - Very susceptible Mildew - Slightly resistant