Description: Beurre Hardy is a French variety that's very popular in England. The fruit is medium-large, light green almost covered with bronze russet. Rough skin, tender and juicy with rose water flavours. The tree itself is vigorous and upright in habit, a good cropper and good for poor soils. Beautiful white spring blossoms and bright red leaves in the autumn. Highly recommended for the orchard!
History: Raised by M. Bonnet in Boulogne, France in 1820. Named after M. Hardy, the Director and Professor of Arboriculture at the Luxembourg Gardens. It was introduced to the UK in the 1840s. Recieved an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.