Pear > WILLIAM

Description

Origin: England, of uncertain parentage. Known since 1765.
Tree: medium vigour and poor affinity with quince; high productivity, fruit mainly on short shoots.
Fruit: medium-large fruit, quince- or pear-shaped; yellow skin may blush in sun; melting white, fine, very juicy aromatic flesh, excellent flavour; very firm and resistant to excessive textural loss.
Overall: excellent quality, good storage potential, also suitable for commercial processing for syrups
and juices.
Synonyms: Bartlett, Beurré William, Bon-Chrétien, Davis William’s, Doyènne Clément.