Durondeau is an attractive red-flushed pear, discovered in Belgium in the early 19th century. It has the characteristic melting flesh of continental pear varieties, and a sweet flavour.
Durondeau is a late-season pear, likely to be ripe towards the end of September in southern England. An unusual feature is the red-tinted leaves in autumn.
Sorry we have not been able to produce any trees of this variety this season.
We may still be able to propagate it to order for you. Please contact us for more details.
Durondeau is in flowering group 3. Durondeau is partially self-fertile, but fruiting will be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other pear trees.
Durondeau is quite easy to grow in most parts of the UK, although like most pears originating from France and Belgium, it benefits from being planted in a warm sheltered situation with a southerly aspect.
Raised in the early 19th century by M. Durondeau in the village of Tongre-Notre-Dame, near Ath in south-east Belgium.
All our trees are grown in the UK.