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botanical name:
Pyrus communis 'Duchesse d'Angouleme'
Pyrus communis 'Duchesse d'Angouleme' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Pear
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 6.00m
width: 6.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: conical
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: brown & green
stem/bark: brown
main season: Autumn
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 8
Dessert pear producing large sweet tasting fruits with green and russet-brown skins. White flowers in spring. Blight-resistant and very hardy.

Moist well drained soil in sun. Performs best in slightly warmer conditions then apples. Also crops a bit earlier, in late summer or early autumn.

other notes:
Raised from a chance seedling by M. Anedusson, France, 1808.
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