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Joséphine de Malines pear


Juicy, sweet, vinous, floral melting flesh - this is perhaps the essential Belgian pear. Ripens late and keeps very well.


Joséphine de Malines identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
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  • Josephine de Malines pear
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United Kingdom

Australia

Spring blossom records for this variety

2017 season

  • 14th October  2017  - tree owned by Neville in Tea Tree Gully, Australia

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Origins

  • Species: Pyrus communis
  • Originates from: Malines, Belgium
  • Introduced: early 1800s
  • Developed by: Major Esperen
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2043
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1970-043

Identification

  • Fruit size: Medium
  • Fruit size: Small

Growing

  • Flowering period: Mid-Late season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Fertility: Self-sterile

Offspring of this variety


Diseases

  • Scab  - Some resistance


Where to buy fresh fruit

No orchards have registered as growing this variety. If you grow this and want to register please go to our Orchard Registration form.



References

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


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