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Glou Morceau

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.

Pyrus communis

Glou Morceau pear trees for sale

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


How to grow

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.



History

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.



Glou Morceau characteristics

  • Using

    • Picking period (southern UK):early October
    • Picking season:Late
    • Cropping:Heavy
    • Keeping (of fruit):2-3 weeks
    • Food uses:Eating fresh
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Average
    • Self-fertility:Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group:2
    • Pollinating others:Good
    • Ploidy:Diploid
    • Vigour:Slightly large
    • Bearing regularity:Regular
  • Climate

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

    • Country of origin:Belgium
    • Period of origin:1750 - 1799
    • Fruit colour:Green / Yellow