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Doyenne d'Ete pear

One of the earliest-ripening summer pears, developed by famous 19th century Belgian pear breeder Van Mons.

USDA identification images for Doyenne d'Ete

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: Belgium
    • Introduced: early 1800s
    • Developed by: Van Mons
    • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 2001-049


    • Country of origin: Belgium
    • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849


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


    • Flowering group: 3

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    • The Fruit Manual
      Author: Hogg

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