Parentage: Glou Morceau x Double Williams.
Description: Merton Pride is an excellent garden variety producing a heavy crop of large, green fruit turning yellow, most with some russet. Creamy white flesh is soft, sweet and juicy, with excellent pear flavour. One of the juiciest pears of its season. Pretty white scented flowers appear during the spring.
History: Raised by M.B. Crane at the John Innes Institute, Surrey in 1941. Was originally named Merton Favourite but was renamed Merton Pride in 1957 and later introduced in 1959.