A new variety, raised by the Institute of Horticultural Research, East Malling. Concorde is a superb, very heavy cropping variety, with a flavour to match the quality of the fruits. Raised from a cross between Conference and Doyenne du Comice, Concorde has inherited the reliability and easy growth of Conference with the influence of Doyenne to give a beautiful flavour. The fruits are medium to large, light green turning pale yellow as they ripen. The sweet. juicy flesh has a very good texture. Concorde is even more precious in its cropping than its parent, Conference. In trials at the National Fruit Trials, Brogdale. the yield has been nearly double that of its parents, Conference and Doyenne. More impressive is the quality of the fruit. 80% have been graded Class 1. The fruits are ready for picking late October and store well until January. With its very heavy yield, superb quality and beautiful flavour, Concorde is, without doubt, a perfect garden variety. Pollinate with: Conference, Williams or Doyenne du Comice. Concorde is, itself, a very good pollinator for other varieties. Very highly recommended. Makes an ideal compact tree. Probably only 7' tall after 5 years. Concorde is now proving self fertile setting a good crop on its own.