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Catillac pear


A traditional late-season French culinary pear, dating from the reign of Louis XIV.


Catillac identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
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United States

  • Anton in Pittsboro, NORTH CAROLINA

Origins

  • Species: Pyrus communis
  • Originates from: Versailles, France
  • Introduced: 1665
  • Developed by: Bonnefond
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2590
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1973-320

Identification

  • Fruit size: Medium
  • Fruit size: Large

Using

  • Uses: Cooking
  • Use / keeping: 3 months or more

Growing

  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Triploid
  • Pollinating others: Poor
  • Vigour: Large
  • Period of origin: 1600 - 1649

Diseases

  • Scab  - Very resistant


Where to buy fresh fruit

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



References

  • The Book of Pears (2015)
    Author: Morgan
    208
  • The Fruit Manual
    Author: Hogg


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