Winter Nelis Pear (Bonne De Malines)
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. Yellowish-white flesh, granular, tender and melting, buttery, very juicy, sweet, aromatic, rich flavour ideal for desserts.
- Pollination Group: Buerre Bosc, Williams, Comice, Winter Cole, Doyenne Du Comice, Beurre Diel, Yellow Huffcap, Durondeau, Easter Beurre, Beurre Superfin, Forelle, Gin
- 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
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