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Glou Morceau pear trees

Pyrus communis
Glou Morceau is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
A traditional 18th century Belgian pear with a notably rich sweet flavour.

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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.

How to grow

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.

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History

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

Glou Morceau characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersGood
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesWarm climates
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators

Using

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
  • Food usesEating fresh
  • Flavour style (apples)Sweeter

Identification

  • Country of originBelgium
  • Period of origin1750 - 1799
  • Fruit colourGreen / Yellow