Pitmaston Duchess

  • Ref: 233
  • Price: £17.25

Produces large long conical pears with yellowish white flesh which is melting, juicy and of nice rich flavour. When ripe the yellowish skin is largely covered with a fine cinnamon coloured russet. The tree is a strong grower, being triploid, ideally grown as a bush tree.

Raised by John Williams, 1773-1853, and originally called Pitmaston Duchesse d'Angouleme being a cross of Duchesse d'Angouleme and Glou Morceau but renamed because it stood on merit as a distinct variety without reflecting any of its parentage.

A Worcester businessman, John Williams had a variety of other interests including horticulture. He raised a number of established fruit tree varieties we grow including Apples Pitmaston Russet & Pitmaston Pineapple. A blue plaque was unveiled in his memory on July 3, 2015 at Pitmaston House in the city where he lived probably from 1804 until the end of his life.

Rootstock: Quince A

Pollination group - D  Pick - late September  Storage until - October

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