St Michael Archangel Pear
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 regarded.
- Pollination Group: Generally any other pear tree.
- Size: Up to 5 metres when mature
Image (accessed 7/4/15)
The image is of a wax model of Saint Michel Archange pear, a dessert variety harvested in autumn. Based on specimen grown and presented by John C. Cole of Richmond, Vicotria, Nurseries in 1875. The model was made in the museum by Thomas McMillan for the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition of 1876.