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Legipont pear

Legipont, also known as Fondante de Charneu, is a traditional Belgian dessert pear.

USDA identification images for Legipont

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
    • Introduced: 1820s
    • Developed by: Martin Legipont, Charneu near Liege


    • Picking season: Late
    • Cropping: Good
    • Keeping (of fruit): 1 week
    • Food uses: Eating fresh
    • Food uses: Culinary


    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Ploidy: Diploid


    • Cold-hardiness: Cold-hardy


    • Country of origin: Belgium
    • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849
    • Fruit size: Large
    • Fruit colour: Gold
    • Fruit colour: Green - light
    • Fruit colour: Orange flush

    Where to buy trees

    The following tree nurseries offer Legipont pear trees for sale:

    • Thomas Fruit Trees (EU) France
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