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Glou Morceau pear trees

Pyrus communis
Glou Morceau
Glou Morceau is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 2
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.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

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
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesWarm climates

Using

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

Identification

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

Similar varieties

  • See also Pitmaston Duchess
    Pitmaston Duchess
    Pitmaston Duchess is a traditional English dual-purpose, noted for the very large size of its pears.