The most well known pear. Reliable and heavy cropping. Medium sized pears with pale yellow flesh, melting, juicy, sweet and of good flavour. Normal pear shape – Pyriform, but can often be long and narrow with a bulbous base, known as callabasse.
Originated in the UK and first exhibited at the National Pear Conference in 1885, hence its name. Since then it has become the most widely grown commercial pear in the UK & much grown on the continent.