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Glou Morçeau pear

An old Belgian pear with a delicate sweet flavor, and a forerunner of great explosion of Belgian pear varieties in the early 19th century. Succeeds best in a warm climate.

Glou Morçeau identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
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United Kingdom


  • Species: Pyrus communis
  • Originates from: Mons, Belgium
  • Introduced: 1750s
  • Developed by: Abbe Hardenpont
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2588
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1973-325


  • Fruit size: Large


  • Flowering period: Early-Mid season
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Period of origin: 1750 - 1799

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

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