A chance seedling found in 1805, by M. Meuris the head gardener for Dr. Van Mons at the Chateau of Perck near Vilvoorde. Van Mons named it in honour of his friend Dr. Augustus Frederick Adrien Diel,...
A highly regarded pear with tender, melting flesh in a red fruit. Originated in Belgium in the early 19th century. Late season, partially self-fertile.
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