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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

Growing

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

Using

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

Looking after

Overall disease resistance?Average

Identification

Country of originBelgium
Period of origin1800 - 1849
Fruit colourGreen / Yellow
Blossom colourWhite
Leaf colourGreen