Louise Bonne d’Avranches European Pear


Louise Bonne d’Avranches European Pear

Fall. Seedling pear from Normandy, France, c. 1780. Also called Louise and was known as Louise Bonne de Jersey in England after arriving through the Channel Islands. Brought to the U.S. in the early 19th century.

Medium oblong-pyriform fruit with smooth pale yellow skin that is often blemish free. Buttery juicy flesh with some grain and grit.

Vigorous productive upright trees are hardy and long lived. Found in many commercial orchards and home collections in New York. Z4. Maine Grown. (2½-6' bare-root trees)

283 Louise Bonne d’Avranches
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European Pears

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 2023, European Pears and Perry Pears are on OHxF97 or a similar rootstock, and Asian Pears are on OHxF97 or Pyrus betulaefolia rootstock. These rootstocks are subject to change based on availability and we are unable to accommodate pear rootstock requests.

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