Pyrus communisEarly Fall. Raised by M Bonnet, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, c. 1820. Named to honor the director of the Luxembourg Gardens in 1830. Brought to the U.S. mid-century.
Introduced to Fedco by Mark Fulford of Teltane Farm. Large light yellow fruit veiled and dotted with russet. When perfectly ripe, the fruit is very soft, melting, dissolving, practically all juice. You can take a bite and droplets of juice appear on the fruit where you bit. Perfumy and not overpoweringly sweet. No grit at all. Does not keep. Trees are vigorous, hardy, healthy and productive. Z4. Maine Grown. (2½-6' bare-root trees)
253 Beurre Hardy
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Although some pears appear to be self-pollinating, we recommend a second variety for pollination. Bloom dates for all varieties are similar. Plant 15–20' apart. For 2024, European Pears and Perry Pears are on OHxF97 or a similar rootstock.