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Fondante d'Automne

Fondante d'Automne
Pyrus communis

Fondante d'Automne pear trees for sale

  • 1.1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    Quince A rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)


History

Fondante d'Automne is known to have existed in France in 1825 and is probably somewhat older. It is typical of a number of pear varieties from this era which are named "fondante" and are characterised by their particularly sweet rich flavours.



Fondante d'Automne characteristics

  • Using

    • Picking period (southern UK):mid-September
    • Picking season:Late
    • Cropping:Good
    • Keeping (of fruit):2-3 weeks
    • Food uses:Eating fresh
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Average
    • Self-fertility:Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group:4
    • Pollinating others:Average
    • Ploidy:Diploid
    • Vigour:Slightly small
    • Precocity:Precocious
    • Bearing regularity:Regular
  • Problems

    • Canker:Some resistance
    • Scab:Some resistance
  • Climate

    • Climate suitability:Temperate climates, Warm climates
    • Summer average maximum temperatures:Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:France
    • Period of origin:1800 - 1849