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Louise Bonne of Jersey pear


A pretty flushed French pear with a sweet vinous flavor, and buttery melting flesh.


Louise Bonne of Jersey identification photos

  • Louise Bonne of Jersey pear
    Copyright: Orange Pippin

Visitor reviews

  • 05 Jul 2017  Derek Wulff,  METCHOSIN, Canada
    I love this pear, you can tell when they are ripe - they fall to the ground - and at that time they are delicious. The ripening period lasts about 3 weeks. They can get biennial if you allow too much of a crop one year, so thin for regular yearly crops, rather than have a huge crop one year and 5 pears the next. I have 8 pear trees and this is my clear favourite for juiciness, flavour, texture and colour. Lasts longer than the Bartlett - but is not a keeper, meant to be enjoyed for three weeks or so a year, and then dried - for enjoyment the rest of the year. Dries nicely, does not have the grittiness of other dried pears (my favourite dried pear too!). This is the one I graft and give to people I really like.

Tree register

United Kingdom

Origins

  • Species: Pyrus communis
  • Originates from: Avranches, France
  • Introduced: 1788
  • Developed by: M. Longueval
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2030
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1976-154

Identification

  • Fruit size: Medium

Growing

  • Flowering period: Early-Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Other incompatibility group: Williams pear group

Offspring of this variety


Diseases

  • Scab  - Some resistance
  • Fireblight  - 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

  • The Book of Pears (2015)
    Author: Morgan
    233
  • The Fruit Manual
    Author: Hogg


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