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Fruit tree comparison - Beurre Bosc
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Beurre Bosc

A traditional French pear with buttery melting flesh.  Remove this variety from the comparison


Gardening skill? Average
Cropping Good
Fertility? Not self-fertile
Flowering group? 5
Pollinating others? Good
Ploidy? Diploid
Vigour? Large
Precocity? Precocious
Bearing regularity? Regular
Fruit bearing? Spur-bearer
Fruit persistence? Normal ripening


Picking season? Late
Use / keeping? 2-3 weeks
Flavour quality? Very good
Flavour style Sweeter
Cooking result Keeps shape

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Overall disease resistance? Poor


Country of origin France
Period of origin 1800 - 1849
Fruit colour Gold
Leaf colour Green