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Louise Bonne of Jersey pear

Last updated 28 Sep 2015.

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05 Jul 2017 
I love this pear, you can tell when they are ripe - they fall to the ground - and at that time they are delicious. The ripening period lasts about 3 weeks. They can get biennial if you allow too much of a crop one year, so thin for regular yearly crops, rather than have a huge crop one year and 5 pears the next. I have 8 pear trees and this is my clear favourite for juiciness, flavour, texture and colour. Lasts longer than the Bartlett - but is not a keeper, meant to be enjoyed for three weeks or so a year, and then dried - for enjoyment the rest of the year. Dries nicely, does not have the grittiness of other dried pears (my favourite dried pear too!). This is the one I graft and give to people I really like.

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A pretty flushed French pear with a sweet vinous flavor, and buttery melting flesh.

Louise Bonne of Jersey phototape


  • Species: Pyrus communis
  • Originates from: Avranches, France
  • Introduced: 1788
  • Developed by: M. Longueval
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2030
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1976-154


  • Fruit size: Medium


  • Flowering period: Early-Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Other incompatibility group: Williams pear group


  • Scab  - Some resistance
  • Fireblight  - Some resistance

Relationships to other varieties

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References and further reading about this variety

  • Scab factories  2012
    Author: Adrian Baggely

  • The Book of Pears (2015)
    Author: Morgan
  • The Fruit Manual
    Author: Hogg

Louise Bonne of Jersey identification photos from website visitors

Louise Bonne of Jersey pear
Louise Bonne of Jersey pear

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