Beurre Hardy Pear (semi-dwarf)

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A French pear raised in about 1820 by M. Bonnet, Boulonge-sur-Mer, France. Acquired by M. Jean-Laurent Jamin, a nurseryman near Paris, who named it in honour of M. Hardy Director and Professor of Arboriculture at the Garden of Luxembourg. It was distributed by M. Jamin between 1840 and 1845. Fruits have white tinged pink, tender flesh with a rose water flavour. Also commonly used as a grafting interstock between quince rootstock and non-compatible pears.

  • Pollination Group: Conference, Josephine, Packham’s, Nijisseki, Clapp’s Favourite, Chojuro, Kosui
  • Size: to approx. 3 metres tall 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. Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v1.0.