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Fruit tree comparison - Catillac
Pear trees

Catillac

A very old French culinary pear, dating back to the reign of Louis XIV.  Remove this variety from the comparison

Growing

Gardening skill? Average
Cropping Heavy
Fertility? Not self-fertile
Flowering group? 3
Pollinating others? Average
Ploidy? Diploid
Vigour? Slightly large
Bearing regularity? Regular
Growth habit Spreading
Fruit persistence? Normal ripening

Using

Picking season? Late
Use / keeping? 3 months or more
Flavour quality? Very good

Looking after

Overall disease resistance? Good

Identification

Country of origin France
Period of origin 1600 - 1649
Fruit colour Yellow / Red
Blossom colour White
Leaf colour Green