A good quality Belgian dessert pear Durondeau was raised around 1811. Produces attractive golden medium sized fruits covered with patches of golden russet & are usually red flushed with a characteristic uneven surface. Fruit of good quality – of good flavour – sweet with lemony acidity. Usually conical in shape, but sometimes long pyriform and medium to large in size.
Widely grown commercially in Belgium and northern France in the past and to a lesser extent in the UK. A good looking tree in flower fruit & autumn colour. Not a vigorous variety.
Pollination group – B Pick – late September Storage until – November