- Ref: 233
- Price: £17.00
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