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Fruit tree comparison - Josephine de Malines
Pear trees

Josephine de Malines

A classic 19th century winter pear with a high quality flavour.  Remove this variety from the comparison


Gardening skill? Average
Cropping Heavy
Fertility? Not self-fertile
Flowering group? 4
Pollinating others? Average
Ploidy? Diploid
Vigour? Weak growing
Bearing regularity? Regular
Growth habit Spreading
Fruit bearing? Partial tip-bearer
Fruit persistence? Normal ripening


Picking season? Very late
Use / keeping? 1-2 months
Flavour quality? Very good
Flavour style Sweeter

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Overall disease resistance? Average


Country of origin Belgium
Period of origin 1800 - 1849
Fruit colour Green / Yellow
Blossom colour White
Leaf colour Green