There are a large variety of specimen trees including espanier, conference pear
, hazelnut, walnut, kiwi and an ancient wisteria.
Last week Lesley Gray emailed for advice on harvesting and storing the fruit from her conference pear
If you've only space for one tree, try a conference pear
because they are selfpollinating.
Dessert is winter raspberry and chocolate delice, conference pear
souffl and cocoa nib ice cream.
Scientists in Belgium and elsewhere wanted to assess the effect of extreme controlled atmosphere conditions on the protein expression profiles of slices of the Conference pear
, which is a highly popular variety in England and The Netherlands.
The category that seems to be growing is what we call other pears, and that includes the Concorde, a mix between a Comice and Conference pear
, which is the most popular pear in Europe.
This green variety -- a cross between the sweet and smooth Comice and the crunchy Conference pear
-- boasts a refreshing, sweet flavor and firm texture that is perfect for salads, snacking and pairing with cheese.
Palmer of Handsworth Wood has a number of apples and a Conference Pear
in h is garden but over the last couple of years the crops have been disappointing as much of the fruit rots on the tree.
Lesley Gray emailed: My conference pear
tree produced an abundance of fruit last year, but it all rotted within weeks of being picked.
It's far bigger than the average eggs and I compared it to a Conference pear
Today, though, it is the Conference pear
that accounts for more than 90% of commercial production in this country.
Established in 2002, the drinks operation has grown considerably and some of its products have secured awards, including the Waitrose Small Producer Award for its Conference Pear
and Mulled Apple juice and the Heart of England Fine Foods 'Best in the West Midlands' for its single variety Cox juice.