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Fruit tree comparison - Fondante d'Automne
Pear trees

Fondante d'Automne

An old fashioned French pear with a notably sweet flavour.  Remove this variety from the comparison


Gardening skill? Average
Cropping Good
Fertility? Not self-fertile
Flowering group? 4
Pollinating others? Average
Ploidy? Diploid
Vigour? Slightly small
Precocity? Precocious
Bearing regularity? Regular
Growth habit Spreading


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

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