|Regular carton size
Quince A maiden (moderate)
|Type of Pear
An excellent tasting handsome pear. The pears ripen to have a fine cinnamon russet over warm golden brown skin. The creamy white flesh is very juicy, melting, rich in flavour.
Pollination group – C
Pick – late September
Storage until – December
Pierre Corneille is an excellent tasting, handsome pear. The medium sized conical shaped pears ripen to have a fine cinnamon russet over warm golden brown skin. The creamy white flesh is very juicy, melting, rich in flavour – sweet with balancing sharpness. Can be stored a long time until the end of the year. Not a strong grower so only grown on Quince A
Arose in France becoming known from 1892. One of a number of varieties studied for growing commercially in France. As a result recommended in 1974 but uptake was limited because of storage difficulties and skin bruising. However it is very good as a garden pear.
Pollination group – C Pick – late Sept Storage until – December