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Doctor Lentier pear

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.

USDA identification images for Doctor Lentier

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

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    • Species: Pyrus communis - Pear
    • Originates from: Jodoigne, Belgium
    • Introduced: 1847
    • Developed by: M. Gregoire
    • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1948-090


    • Country of origin: Belgium
    • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849
    • Fruit size: Small
    • Fruit size: Average


    • Flavour style (apples): Sweeter
    • Food uses: Eating fresh


    • Flowering group: 5

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

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