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Pear varieties

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  • Photo of Doctor Lentier pearA 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.
  • Photo of Doyenné du Comice pearOften considered the best-flavored of all pears, with juicy melting buttery flesh.
  • Photo of Durondeau pearAn attractive late-season blushed pear, often with red-colored leaves in the fall.

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