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Beurre Superfin

A traditional French 19th century pear, widely considered one of the best for flavour.  Remove this variety from the comparison


Gardening skill? Average
Cropping Light
Fertility? Partially self-fertile
Flowering group? 4
Pollinating others? Average
Ploidy? Diploid
Vigour? Average growth
Bearing regularity? Regular
Growth habit Spreading
Fruit bearing? Spur-bearer
Fruit persistence? Normal ripening


Picking season? Late
Use / keeping? 2-3 weeks
Flavour quality? Exceptional
Flavour style Sweeter

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Overall disease resistance? Average


Country of origin France
Period of origin 1800 - 1849