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botanical name:
Pyrus communis 'Vicar of Winkfield'
Pyrus communis 'Vicar of Winkfield' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Pear 'Vicar of Winkfield'
synonyms:  Pyrus communis 'Belle Andrienne', Pyrus communis 'Belle de Bern', Pyrus communis 'Belle Héloise', Pyrus communis 'Cornice de Toulon', Pyrus communis 'Monsieur de Clion', Pyrus communis 'Cucillette d'Hiver', Pyrus communis 'Monsieur le Curé'
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:
Large taperering fruits, often asymmetrical, with yellowish green and russet skins slightly red tinged in good light. The flesh is white, juicy and sweet tasting. White flowers in spring. Forms an attractive tree.

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.


usage:
Dessert pear and may also be used for cooking.

other notes:
Old variety, originated in France about 1760, found by M. Leroy near Clion in the Indre department. Introduced into Britain by Rev. W. L. Rham, the Vicar of Winkfield, Berkshire.

Has been known in France by numerous different names.

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