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botanical name:
Pyrus communis 'Josephine de Malines'
Pyrus communis 'Josephine de Malines' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Pear
synonyms:  Pyrus communis 'Josephine von Mecheln'
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
description:
Dessert pear of good rich flavour, rather short, rounded shape and fragrant pinkish flesh. White flowers in spring. Vigorous, hardy and disease resistant.


cultivation:
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.
Needs a warm location to grow well.
Pollination group D


propagation:
By grafting

usage:
Frequently grown as a commercial crop, particularly in warm climates.

other notes:
Raised by Major Espéren, Belgium about 1830 and named after his wife.

RHS AGM

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