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Josephine de Malines

Josephine de Malines
Pyrus communis

Josephine de Malines pear trees for sale

  • 1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    Pyrodwarf rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock


History

Raised in the 1830s by fruit enthusiast Major Esperen from Malines in northern Belgium. This city is today more usually known by its Flemish name Mechelen. The Major named his new variety after his wife Josephine.

Major Esperen is also thought to have raised the green gage Reine Claude de Bavay, which is probably the most widely-planted of all green gages.



Josephine de Malines characteristics

  • Using

    • Picking period (southern UK):late October
    • Picking season:Very late
    • Cropping:Heavy
    • Keeping (of fruit):1-2 months
    • Food uses:Eating fresh
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Average
    • Self-fertility:Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group:4
    • Pollinating others:Average
    • Ploidy:Diploid
    • Vigour:Weak growing
    • Bearing regularity:Regular
    • Fruit bearing:Partial tip-bearer
  • Problems

    • Disease resistance:Average
    • Scab:Some resistance
  • Climate

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

    • Country of origin:Belgium
    • Period of origin:1800 - 1849
    • Fruit colour:Green / Yellow
    • Awards:RHS Award of Garden Merit