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Baptiste Valette Pear (semi-dwarf)

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An old French variety from around 1895 with white, buttery flesh, early to mid-season. 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...

Belle Lucrative Pear (semi-dwarf)

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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,...

Beurre Bosc Pear (semi-dwarf)

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A seedling pear found by Dr Van Mons, growing in the garden of M. Swates at Linkebeeke, France. It was named after M. Bosc, the Director of the Jardin des Plantes, at Paris. Fruits have yellowish, tender, juicy flesh with a perfumed flavour. A...

Beurre Diel Pear (semi-dwarf)

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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 distinguished German pomologist. Lemon-yellow, rough,...

Beurre Easter Pear (semi-dwarf)

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Seems to have originated in the gardens of the Capucin Monastery at Louvain, Belgium, where there was recorded, about 1823, an old pear tree known to the monks as the Pastorale de Louvain. As the variety attracted attention it became widely...

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...

Beurre Superfin Pear (semi-dwarf)

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Raised in 1837 by M. Goubalt, Angers, France. First fruited in 1844. Introduced to america about 1850. Fruits have yellowish white, very melting, sweet flesh with a delicious perfumed flavour. Pollination Group: Buerre Bosc, Williams, Comice,...

Clapp's Favourite Pear (semi-dwarf)

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Raised by Thaddeus Clapp of Dorchester, Massachusset, USA. Fruits have white, juicy flesh with a sweet flavour. Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0 Pollination: cross pollination with another European pear...

Conference Pear (semi-dwarf)

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Common commercial variety in UK, has good disease resistance and is partially self-fertile. Raised by pomologist Thomas Francis Rivers at Rivers Nursery Sawbridgeworth. Exhibited at the National British Pear Conference after which it was named. Awarded a...

Corella Pear (Forelle) (semi-dwarf)

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Also called Forelle. Forelle is the German word for trout and the colouration, and with imagination the shape, of a ripe Corella pear is reminiscent of a trout at spawning. Small to medium in size. Corella pears are great eaten fresh or in a salad...

De La Ville Aine Pear (semi-dwarf)

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We cannot find a description of this pear. We obtained the variety from the Grove collection. It is healthy and robust in our orchard and we are looking forward to trying some fruit in the next year or two. In the meantime we are happy to offer it at a...

Doyenne Du Comice Pear (semi-dwarf)

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One of the finest flavoured pears, from trial beds in the Comice Horticole, Angers, Department of Maine-et-Loire, France in mid-19th century. First fruited in 1849. Introduced to England in 1858 by Sir Thomas Dyke Acland. Skin smooth with russet...

Durondeau Pear (semi-dwarf)

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  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. Pollination: cross-pollinate with another European Pear, partly self-fertile Size: to approx...

Faccia Rosa Pear (semi-dwarf)

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Originating in Sicily, the name means Red Face. Cocktail size yellowy green fruit with red cheek. Soft, sweet and juicy. Pollination Group: Lemon Bergamot, Corella are ideal or any other European pear tree Size: to approx. 3 metres tall...

Flemish Beauty Pear (semi-dwarf)

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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...

Josephine de Malines Pear (semi-dwarf)

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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...

Packham's Triumph Pear (semi-dwarf)

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An Australian variety by Charles Packham in 1896. Slow-ripening sweet, delicious, white and juicy flesh and turning a paler green when ripe. Can be eaten when firm or soft when fully ripe. Most widely grown pear in Australia. Pollination...

Senateur Vaisse Pear (semi-dwarf)

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European Pear Senateur Vaisse dates back to 1861 when it was grown from a seed by French nurseryman, M. Lagrange, in Lyons. The vigorous tree has a pyramid shape and is productive. The rather large fruit is a lighter yellow with a reddish tint where...

St Michael Archangel Pear (semi-dwarf)

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It is believed that this variety arose near Nantes, western France in the middle of the 19th century. Medium to large yellow-green fruit with tawny gray patches, variegated orange-red sunburn. White flesh, fine, melting, juicy, sweet and fragrant. Highly...

Williams Pear (Bartlett) (semi-dwarf)

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The Williams bon Chrétien pear, commonly called the Williams pear in Australia or the Bartlett pear in the United States and Canada, is the most commonly grown variety of pear in most countries outside Asia. Thought to date from 1765 to 1770 from...

Williams Red Pear (semi-dwarf)

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A red-coloured sport of Williams. Similar characteristics to Williams. Size: to approx. 3 metres tall when mature Harvest: early-mid February Image (accessed 31/3/16)

Winter Cole Pear (semi-dwarf)

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Seedling of Winter Nelis raised by J.C. Cole, Richmond, Victoria, Australia. Introduced by J Brunning and Sons, late 1880s. A prolific bearer, cool climate medium sized pear with brown/green skin. Juicy and rich flavour. Late season. Originated...

Winter Nelis Pear (Bonne De Malines) (semi-dwarf)

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Winter Nelis, also called Bonne de Malines, was raised from seed by Jean Charles Nélis at Mechlin (Malines), Belgium in the 1820s. Small to medium fruit with russeted, dull, yellow skin with a tinge of green, red blush on exposed cheek...