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All about apples, pears, plums, and cherries - and orchards where they are grown

Pear varieties

  • A high quality Belgian dessert late season pear, from the early 19th century. It has the characteristic melting sweet rich flesh so typical of Belgian pears from this era.
  • One of the earliest-ripening summer pears, developed by famous 19th century Belgian pear breeder Van Mons.
  • Doyenne du Comice Pear
    Often considered the best-flavored of all pears, with juicy melting buttery flesh.
  • Durondeau Pear
    An attractive late-season blushed pear, often with red-colored leaves in the fall.