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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


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


  • Fruit size: Medium
  • Fruit size: Large


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


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


  • Scab  - Very resistant

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

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