Belle Lucrative Pear
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Another wonderfully historic pear variety about which much more is written in our reference than there is space for here. Belle Lucrative is of Flemish origin. In 1831 it was growing in the London Horticultural Society’s gardens at Chiswick, and was then described by Lindley as “another of the new Flemish pears.” It is a russeted variety with fruit described as having flesh tinged with yellow, firm, fine-grained, crisp, buttery, juicy, sweet; quality very good.
Pollination Group: Generally any other European pear tree
Size: Up to 5 metres when mature
Hedrick U.P. (1921). Twenty-ninth Annual Report, Vol. 2, Part II, The Pears of New York, Report of the New York Agricultural Experiment Station for the year 1921. State of New York - Department of Agriculture. Albany: J.B. Lyon Company, 1921