Sensation is a red-skinned pear, a sport of Williams Bon Chretien discovered in 1940 in Australia. It is self-sterile. Good pollinators are Comice, Conference or Winter Nelis. When ripe it is exceptionally juicy, with good flavour. It crops fairly early, and it is ready for harvest in August. The tree has a fairly narrow, upright shape, and so it is good for gardens where space is limited. It has ornamental value as well, because new leaves have a coppery red tinge, making particularly attractive in spring when it is bearing its white flowers. Sensation is also good as a cordon. The tree likes a sunny spot, and soil with a good supply of organic material.