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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)
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Deliveries resume December 2020


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

  • Picking seasonVery late
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping1-2 months
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Useful forEating fresh
  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourWeak growing
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingPartial tip-bearer
  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • ScabSome resistance
  • Climate typeTemperate climatesWarm climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesWarm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originBelgium
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Fruit colourGreen / Yellow
  • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit