An heirloom pear originating in France and Belgium in the 1800s. Its firm texture and delicious sweet flavor make it a favorite of many. Performs great in the Pacific Northwest. Flavor will increase in storage which, unlike many pears, can be up to 6 months. Great for fresh eating, cooking, drying – you name it! Productive.
USDA Zone: 5-9
Pollination: Needs a different European Pear with a matching bloom time as a pollinator to produce fruit. Bosc, Comice and Orcas all pollinate one another.
Time to productivity: 2-3 years depending on conditions.
Ripening time: September
Storage length: Up to 6 months.