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

Deliveries resume December 2020


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

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping2-3 weeks
  • Fruit persistenceRipens over a period
  • Useful forEating fresh
  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersGood
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourSlightly large
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Climate typeTemperate climatesWarm climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesWarm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originBelgium
  • Period of origin1750 - 1799
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Fruit colourGreen / Yellow