Pears in the Koanga Institute Collection

Bert's Early Pear - Koanga Institute Collection Bert’s Early
Bert’s Early PearEarly small sweet round dessert pear. Ripe January. Self fertile (does not need a pollinator). From Bert’s orchard in Wellsford, planted 1917. 
William von Cretin Pear Bert’s William Bon CretianAn outstanding selection of William Bon Cretian. Superior flavour, ripe early Feb. Good desSert and bottling. Bert had many Bon Cretians and this one grew and tasted different.
Buerre BoscSuperb quality eating brown pear with sweet and juicy large fruit. Regular and heavy mid season cropper. Good keeper.
Seckles Honey Pear - Koanga Institute Collection Seckles Honey PearPollinator of all other pears that need pollinators- excellent small sweet fruit – the old “honey” pear of Bohemia. Ripe end of Feb through March. Self-fertile so does not need a pollinator. If you’ve only got room for 1 pear tree this is it! The bees love it too.
Triumph de Vienna - Koanga Institute Collection Triumph De Vienna PearExcellent dessert pear. Ripe March, after Bon Cretian. One of the very best pears for flavour and texture, large brown russet. This was Bert’s favourite pear (he made pear sandwiches with this one.)
Winter Nellis Pear
Great late eating pear and an excellent keeper, similar to Winter Cole with brown rusted skin and very sweet. Great pollinator for most other pears.
Winter ColeLate season very sweet and flavourful variety for winter eating (they store well in a cool place once picked). Small, brown russeted skin. Ex Auckland.