Glou Morceau pear trees

Glou Morceau pear tree

Glou Morceau is a traditional Belgian dessert pear, highly regarded for its quality and delicacy of flavour.

The flesh is of the soft melting buttery consistency which is characteristic of continental pears, with a rich sweet flavour.

If you are looking for an old-fashioned dessert pear this is a good choice.

Glou Morceau pear trees for sale

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Bare-root fruit trees

Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Quince A rootstock £18.95 Sold outalert me

Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

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Summary features of Glou Morceau

Growing

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: Belgium
  • Period of origin: 1750 - 1799
  • Fruit colour: Green / Yellow
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Rarely grown?

Climate

  • Warm climates?
  • Temperate climates
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Glou Morceau

Glou Morceau is in flowering group 2. Glou Morceau is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby.

How to grow Glou Morceau pear trees

As with many continental pears, Glou Morceau grows best in areas with dry climates and good levels of sunshine. A sheltered south-facing aspect will get the best results, and if these conditions are met it is a reliable cropper.

Glou Morceau is a moderately vigorous tree, and can sometimes set an over-heavy crop, in which case thin the fruitlets during June - this will reduce the burden on the tree and ensure better flavour and fruit size.

The pears should be picked before they soften on the tree.

Historical details

Glou Morceau was raised by M. Hardenpont in the town of Mons, Belgium, in the mid-18th century.

Botanical name

Pyrus communis 'Glou Morceau'


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