Created by M. Bonnet in Bologne-sur-mer, France. Early blossom time. Medium-sized, spinning top-shaped fruit. Short and wide, russet fruit. Soft, juicy with a sweet flavour. Harvesting season: early September. Will keep as far as mid-November.
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Made for Thaddeus Clapp from Dorchester (Massachusetts), USA in 1860. Large fruits with regular shape. Very juicy. yellowish green pear with a red flush, with a late blossom time. Slightly rusty colour around the stalk. White, juicy and sweet flesh with little aroma. Harvesting season of this pear variety is in the second half of August. It is a typical summer pear with a short storage life.
Cultivated by the Maine & Loire horticultural society in Angers around 1840. This extraordinarily juicy pear has a very sweet flavour. Doyenné du Comice is a plum fruit with a short stalk and a yellowish green colour with a russet flush. The flesh is white. The harvesting season runs from late September to the second week of October.
Cultivated (24) in 1811 by beer brewer Charles-Louis Durondeau in Tongre-Notre-Dame in the province of Hainaut. Very fertile and regularly fruit-bearing. Just picked, the Durondeau has a rough, dark green skin with russet flush. As it matures, it takes on a warm gold-coloured skin. The flesh is white. The Durondeau has a typical, bitter flavour. When harvested in September, this pear can only be used in the kitchen. From October, it makes an excellent dessert pear. The harvesting season starts in mid-September.