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 the sun reaches the skin. It has very sweet and juicy flesh with a little bit of texture. A good eating pear that can also be preserved and cooked.
Size: to approx. 3 metres tall when mature
Reference 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.