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botanical name:
Pyrus communis 'Emile d'Heyst'
Pyrus communis 'Emile d'Heyst' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Pear
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 9.00m
width: 8.00m
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: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 8
Late ripening dessert pear producing oval yellow-green and russet skinned fruits, juicy with a very sweet flavour. White flowers in spring. Reliable cropping.

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. Reputed to be very hardy and suitable for growing in the northern of the UK.

other notes:
Originated in Belgium, 1847. Named after Emile Berckmans of Heyst-op-den-Berg
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