Conference is a pear variety that can be grown anywhere in the UK, preferably in a sheltered spot. It is self-fertile. For good-shaped fruit, it is best to plant a pollinator. It has a certain degree of frost resistance resulting in parthenocarpic pears. These are pears formed without seeds and as result are often misshapen. Easy to grow, it produces heavy crops. Introduced in 1885.

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Conference pear
Conference pear, photo by Glysiak/Wikimedia