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Pitmaston Duchess pear

A popular late-season 19th century English pear.

Pitmaston Duchess identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
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Visitor reviews

  • 04 Oct 2018  Ronny,  HEERS, Belgium
    I taste it in Belgium on 31/10/2018. I was very positively surprised by the taste. It was exceptionally good, probably because we had an exceptionally warm summer.

Tree register

We don't have any registered trees for this variety yet.


  • Species: Pyrus communis
  • Parentage: Duchess d'Angouleme x Glou Morceau
  • Originates from: Pitmaston, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 1841
  • Developed by: John Williams
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 4299
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1978-325


  • Fruit size: Medium
  • Fruit size: Large


  • Flowering group: 4
  • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849

Parents and other ancestors of this variety

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.


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

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