Conference pear is one of the best-known varieties, regular heavy crops of very juicy sweet fruit, green with silvery russet-ed finish. Perfect for eating in October – November ‘Conference’ is a self-fertile variety but increase pollination by planting more than one pear tree. Plant in full sun, well-drained soil for best results. Pears are a very good source of dietary fibre. They are rich in fruit sugars and contain small amounts of phosphorus and vitamins A and C.