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Josephine de Malines Pear (semi-dwarf)


Highly recommended for the home garden. Originated around 1830 at Mechlin (Malines), Belgium and named in honour of the wife of the breeder, pomologist Major Espére. Good polleniser for other pears, pale green-shaded yellow, lightly russet skin. Flesh has a faint rosy tint, and is buttery, juicy, sweet and perfumed.

  • Pollination Group: Pollination Group: Conference, Packham’s, Nijisseki, Clapp’s Favourite, Chojuro, Kosui
  • Size: to approx. 3 metres tall when mature
  • Harvest: late Mar to early Apr

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

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