A red-shaded clone of one of the most popular variety of pears grown across the globe – so we’re sure you’re going to love it!
Enjoy excellent crops of fruit that are very similar to traditional Bartlett pears, in terms of shape and size, boasting a smooth texture to the bite and a delightfully sweet taste that erupts in the mouth.
Despite having several familiar characteristics, it is the dark red, near purple shade that helps ‘Little Red William’ to stand out from the crowd, even occasionally brightening to a light red approaching picking time.
This tree is also slightly more compact than other varieties, so you can experience delightful fruits without growing a tree that takes over the garden.
While being partially self-fertile and able to produce fruit without a neighbouring variety, it is recommended to plant 'Little Red William' alongside other fruits for pollination to experience the heaviest possible crops.
Springtime foliage emerges in pale green with a glossy look and texture, before darkening in summer, then evolving to a seasonal shade of bright orange to red in autumn. Pure white blossom even grows for an extra layer of beauty in spring.
Be sure to wait until early to mid-September before plucking the pears, when they should be eaten or used straight away, and only stored for up to two days to experience the best taste sensation!
Your ‘Little Red William’ tree should produce crops from roughly two years after planting, with the best yields coming from around five years.
Supplied as a grafted plant on a semi-dwarfing rootstock in a 4.5L pot.
Hang wasp traps in trees and harvest crops as soon as they ripen. Avoid leaving windfalls or overripe fruit on the ground.