Glou Morceau pear trees

Glou Morceau pear tree

Glou Morceau is a traditional Belgian dessert pear, highly regarded for its quality and delicacy of flavour.

The flesh is of the soft melting buttery consistency which is characteristic of continental pears, with a rich sweet flavour.

If you are looking for an old-fashioned dessert pear this is a good choice.

Glou Morceau pear trees for sale

Deliveries start December 2018.

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Quince A rootstock 25.90

Delivery period: Trees are delivered between November and March. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in an area with very cold winters please let us know so that we can scheduled delivery for early spring.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

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Summary features of Glou Morceau

Growing

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: Belgium
  • Period of origin: 1750 - 1799
  • Fruit colour: Green / Yellow
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Rarely grown?

Climate

  • Warm climates?
  • Temperate climates
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Glou Morceau

Glou Morceau is in flowering group 2. Glou Morceau is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby.

How to grow Glou Morceau pear trees

As with many continental pears, Glou Morceau grows best in areas with dry climates and good levels of sunshine. A sheltered south-facing aspect will get the best results, and if these conditions are met it is a reliable cropper.

Glou Morceau is a moderately vigorous tree, and can sometimes set an over-heavy crop, in which case thin the fruitlets during June - this will reduce the burden on the tree and ensure better flavour and fruit size.

The pears should be picked before they soften on the tree.

Historical details

Glou Morceau was raised by M. Hardenpont in the town of Mons, Belgium, in the mid-18th century.

Botanical name

Pyrus communis 'Glou Morceau'