Pyrus communis 'Williams', 1/2" diameter at sale, sourced from New York.
1/2" diameter at sale, sourced from New York.
Other Names: Williams’ Pear. Pyrus communis 'Williams'
Native to: Europe. Brought to USA in 1800s.
Fruit Color: yellow or red??? KNOW SOURCE
Fruit Size: medium to large
Type: Desert- Use for baking, fresh eating, sauces, juices
Harvest in: 3-10 years
Harvest Window: August
Mature yield: up to 15 bushels
Mature height: 20’
Mature width: 12’
Growth Rate: 2’ per year
Light Requirements: At least 6 hours per day
Water Requirements: 1 gallon per week or 1 inch of rainfall per week
Pollination: Can Self-pollinate. Yield known to increase with multiple cultivars. Compatible with Anjou, Bosc and Comice
Fertilizer: Year 1: none
Years 2-4: ½ cup per year per plant
Years 5+: 1 cup per plant
Best fertilizer: 13-13-13 granular applied in Spring
Best Soil pH: 6.0-6.5
Disease: Susceptible to fire blight
Pruning: Late Winter
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