nelis

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nelis

(ˈnɛlɪs)
n
(Plants) a variety of small, sweet winter pear with yellowish-green freckled skin which becomes golden as it ripens. Also called: winter nelis
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Many sources recommend Bartlett and Winter Nelis as good cross-pollinators.
Common or European pear trees yield varieties such as Bartlett, Anjou, Bosc, Hardy, Seckel and Winter Nelis, Oriental pears have been crossed with the common pear to give sweeter, less gritty pears and this cross-breeding has produced the popular varieties Kieffer and LeConte.