Flemish Beauty Pear
Early 19th century variety that was once a leading commercial variety in eastern regions of America. The parent tree is thought to have been a wilding found in a wooded area near Alost, East Flanders, Belgium about 1800. It has many synonyms, but the main name is Flemish Beauty. Cold hardy, clear yellow skin with red blush on the exposed cheek. Yellowish-white, firm flesh becoming melting and tender, granular, juicy, sweet, aromatic and a slight musky flavour. Highly regarded.
- Pollination Group: One or more different European pear varieties.
- 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