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Beurré Hardy (EMLA) pear

Beurre Hardy was developed in the 1820s by M. Bonnet of Boulogne - a town in northern France. Bonnet was one of many fruit enthusiasts who corresponded with the Belgian pear expert Van Mons, and Beurre Hardy has many of the traditional qualities we expect from the best European pears - melting sweet juicy flesh and a slightly floral flavor.

Beurré Hardy (EMLA) identification photos

  • Beurre Hardy pear
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  • Species: Pyrus communis
  • Originates from: Boulogne, France
  • Introduced: 1820s
  • Developed by: M. Bonnet
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2037
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1973-328


  • Fruit size: Medium


  • Uses: Eat fresh


  • Flowering period: Mid-Late season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Pollinating others: Poor
  • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849


  • Blossom frost-resistance: Good resistance


  • Scab  - Some resistance
  • Mildew  - Some susceptibility
  • Fireblight  - Some susceptibility

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No orchards have registered as growing this variety. If you grow this and want to register please go to our Orchard Registration form.


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

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