Concorde was developed at the East Malling Research Station in the UK, in the 1970s. It is a cross betweeen Conference and Doyenne du Comice. The heritage and flavor of Concorde makes it one of the best multi-purpose and dessert quality pears available today.
Crossing: Conference x Doyenne du Comice
Vigour: weak, compact, growth habit upright
Blossom: Concorde is usually considered self-fertile, but in practice it performs much better if there is a compatible pollinator nearby and is best treated as being partially self-fertile.
Fruit: big, 220 g, fruit colour normally a yellow-cream colour but it may sometimes be flushed from exposure to sunlight
Harvest season: late September / early October
Storage: can be stored in a natural storage up to March
Start to bear fruit: columnar pear trees will sometimes fruit the first year after planting, but usually start fruiting best in their third year and beyond
Yeald: high, regular. Tends to over-crop and it is very important to thin the fruitlets in June.
Frost resistance: very good
General disease-resistance: very good, suitable for organic or no-spray culture
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