PEAR TREES

SUMMER VARIETIES:

COLORÉE DE JUILLET

Coloree de Juillet PearCharacteristics: an old French early-season dessert variety which is completely resistant to scab. It is ideal for fresh eating and canning. It fruits abundantly, usually every other year.

Fruit: large, ovoid, symmetrical . A slightly shiny, greenish-yellow skin is coverd by an orangey-red, washed, striped blush. The flesh is greenish-creamy, not very juicy, medium-grained, not too sweet, tasty.

Ripens/ Harvest: mid July;

Pollinators: Clapp’s Favourite, Conference, Willams Bon Chretien;

CLAPP’S FAVOURITE

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Characteristics: an old American dessert variety considered to be one of the most attractive early-season pear varieties. It is ideal for fresh eating and canning. It fruits regularly and abundantly.

Fruit: large to very large, wide-ovoid or bell-shaped, symmetrical . A thick, slightly shiny, greenish-yellow skin is coverd by a brownish-red blush. The flesh is yellowish-white, very juicy, soft, fine-grained, buttery melting, very sweet, extremely tasty.

Ripens/ Harvest: mid August;

Pollinators: Beurre Bosc, Doyenne du Comice, Willams Bon Chretien;

RED CLAPP’S FAVOURITE

Pear Red Clapp's FavouriteCharacteristics: a red bud sport of Clapp’s Favourite also known as Starkrimson, it is very similar to Clapp’s Favourite in shape and taste, however, it has a more intensive colour of the skin. It is one of the most attractive early-season pear varieties. It is ideal for small gardens. It fruits regularly and abundantly.

Fruit: medium to large, wide-ovoid or bell-shaped, symmetrical . A thick, slightly shiny, greenish-yellow skin is fully coverd by an intensive brownish-red blush with a purple dust. The flesh is yellowish-white, very juicy, soft, fine-grained, mellow, very sweet, extremely tasty.

Ripens/ Harvest: mid to late August;

Pollinators: Beurre Hardy, Doyenne du Comice, Willams Bon Chretien, Clapp’s Favourite;

WILLIAMS BON CHRETIEN

Pear Williams Bon ChretienCharacteristics: an English, early-season dessert variety which is quite resistant to scab. It is perfect for eating fresh and preserving. It starts to bear fruit early. It fruits abundantly and annually.

Fruit: medium-sized to large, irregular in shape. A greenish-yellow skin which turns to yellow with ripening is covered with a little russeting. The flesh is very aromatic, tasty, juicy and delicate.

Ripens/ Harvest: early September;

Pollinators: Beurre Hardy, Clapp’s Favourite, Conference, Doyenne du Comice, General Leclerc;

 

AUTUMN VARIETIES:

BEURRE HARDY

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Characteristics: an old French dessert variety which is quite resistant to scab. It starts to bear fruit quite late. It fruits moderately and has a bennial tendency.

Fruit: medium-sized to large, ovoid. A greenish-yellow skin is covered with a golden-brown russeting, which may turn to reddish-brown on the sunny side. The flesh is creamy-white, very juicy, vinous-sweet, spicy, buttery melting, delicate and very tasty.

Ripens/ Harvest: mid to late September;

Pollinators: Clapp’s Favourite, Conference, Doyenne du Comice, Williams Bon Chretien;

CAROLA

Pear CarolaCharacteristics: an autumn Swedish variety which is one of the most frost-resistant pear varieties. It starts to bear fruit early. It fruits abundantly and annually.

Fruit: large to extra large, elongated. A greenish-yellow skin is covered with a little russeting.The flesh is very tasty, juicy and aromatic.

Ripens/ Harvest: mid September;

Pollinators: Clapp’s Favourite, Conference, Doyenne du Comice;

CONFERENCE

Conference PearCharacteristics: one of the most popular varieties in Western Europe which comes from England. It starts to bear fruit very early. It fruits really abundantly and annually.

Fruit: large, elongated, spindle-shaped, conical, with a very slender neck. A green skin which turns to golden brow is covered with russeting.The flesh is yellowish-white, very sweet, juicy, delicate, slightly aromatic, with fine and soft texture.

Ripens/ Harvest: late September;

Pollinators: Doyenne du Comice, Williams Bon Chretien;

BOJNICZANKA

Bojniczanka Pear

Characteristics: an autumn dessert variety which comes from Poland and Slovakia. It starts to bear fruit early. It fruits quite abundantly and annually.

Fruit: large to extra large, roundish. A golden-yellow skin is covered with heavy russeting.The flesh is yellowish-white, buttery melting, soft, sweet, very tasty, delicate and aromatic.

Ripens/ Harvest: late September;

Pollinators: Carola, Clapp’s Favourite, Conference – partly self-fertile;

 

WINTER VARIETIES:

GENERAL LECLERC

pears-1990797_1920Characteristics: a winter dessert variety which comes from France. It has delicious fruit which is suitable for al kinds of preserves. It’s quite resistant to scab. It starts to bear fruit early. It fruits abundantly and annually.

Fruit: large to extra large, with a true pear shape. A yellow skin is almost completely covered with an attractive honey-brown russeting.The flesh is white, soft, fine-grained, sour-sweet, delicate, aromatic, very tasty.

Ripens/ Harvest: early October;

Pollinators: Conference, Doyenne du Comice, Williams Bon Chretien;

ALEXANDER LUCAS PEAR

pears-1990797_1920Characteristics: a winter dessert variety which comes from France. It starts to bear fruit early. It fruits abundantly and annually.

Fruit: large to extra large, ovoid, irregular in shape. A greenish-yellow skin is covered by a delicate, carmine blush with a little russeting. The flesh is delicate, aromatic, sweet with a hint of acidity, very tasty.

Ripens/ Harvest: early October;

Pollinators: Beurre Hardy, Conference, Doyenne du Comice, Williams Bon Chretien;

DOYENNE DU COMICE

Pear Doyenne du ComiceCharacteristics: an old winter dessert variety which comes from France. The tree is resistant to frost. It starts to bear fruit late. It fruits moderately and annually.

Fruit: large to extra large, bell-shaped. A smooth, green skin is covered by a delicate, orange blush with a little russeting. The flesh is delicate, buttery melting, aromatic, sweet with a hint of acidity, incredibly juicy, very tasty.

Ripens/ Harvest: mid October;

Pollinators: Clapp’s Favourite, Conference, Williams Bon Chretien;