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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

Growing

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

Using

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

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Identification

Country of originFrance
Period of origin1800 - 1849
Leaf colourGreen