Pear ‘Little Red William’
Pear ‘Little Red William’

Pear ‘Little Red William’

Grow your own super-juicy fruits
Grows to
Grows To
90 cm
150 cm
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Plant Care Information:

Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Edible
Edible
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
Wildlife Friendly

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Item: 300300
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Item: 300301
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Grows to
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90 cm
150 cm
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  • This is the year for you to finally start growing your own fruit trees – introducing the remarkable and unique ‘Little Red William’ tree
  • Experience excellent yearly crops of fruits, which are similar to typical green pears, but are a striking dark red, nearly purple shade
  • Fruits are ready to pick straight from the tree in September each year
  • Partially self-fertile – although you can grow alongside another variety for the best growing experience
  • Supplied as a grafted plant on a semi-dwarfing rootstock in a 4.5L pot
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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.

What Is Supplied

Item 300300 supplied as:
1 x 4.5L Pot

Top Tips

Hang wasp traps in trees and harvest crops as soon as they ripen. Avoid leaving windfalls or overripe fruit on the ground.

Care Information

  • Apply a slow-release fertiliser, such as Blood, Fish and Bone, in early spring and autumn, and mulch to retain moisture
  • For best results, plant in very fertile soil, with copious amount of plant feed. 
  • Water regularly, and don't let the soil dry out if planted in pots.
  • Established trees don't require radical pruning; just take off any diseased, dying, or damaged branches. Look at the overall shape and aim for an open structure of branches, and remove any that cross over so they don't damage each other.
  • Don't forget the tree guards as rabbits can strip the bark overnight.

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Plant Dimensions
150 cm
90 cm
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