Durondeau Pear

Description: Durondeau, also known as De Tongre, has an excellent reputation for its regularity and heavy cropping. Produces medium to large fruits with attractive lenticels and red to brown russet skin. The white moderately juicy flesh has a sweet pleasant flavour. The tree itself is upright and compact in habit which makes it suitable for small gardens. Pretty spring blossoms and fiery red leaves in the autumn.

History: Raised in Tournai Belgium in 1811 by M. Durondeau of Tongre-Notre Dame.

Pollination Partners: Pear Conference Pear Doyenne du Comice Pear Fondante d'Automne Pear Glou Morceau Pear Josephine de Malines Pear Louise Bonne of Jersey Pear Moonglow Pear Winter Nelis

Attributes

  • Uses: Eating
  • Storing: November
  • Pollination group 3
  • Picking month: Mid September

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