Catillac Pear

Pear

Description: Catillac is probably the best of the cooking varieties. Produces a heavy crop of large, full green fruit changing to greenish-yellow. Some fruits develop an attractive red flush and slight russet. Only suitable for slow poaching or cooking, and turns pink in the process, but also a good exhibition pear for its even round shape and general good looks. The tree itself has vigorous spreading growth.

History: Found in the Gironde, France in 1665. Recieved an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.

Pollination Partners: Pear Beth Pear Conference Pear Doyenne du Comice Pear Fondante d'Automne Pear Josephine de Malines Pear Louise Bonne of Jersey Pear Merton Pride Pear Winter Nelis

Attributes

  • Uses: Cooking
  • Pollination group: Pollination group 4
  • Storing: February
  • Picking month: October

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