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Pear (Pyrus) Josephine de Malines
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Josephine de Malines


Description: Josephine de Malines is a very good winter pear that produces heavy crops of small, conical, greenish-yellow fruits with a dark red flush. Delicious, high quality flavours; sweet and moderately juicy, rich buttery and perfumed white flesh. Shows good resistance to pear scab and keeps well into the New Year. Prefers to be grown against a wall or fence in a warm, sheltered site.

History: Raised by Major Esperen at Malines, Belgium in 1830 and named after his wife Josephine. 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

General attributes

Award-winning Award-winning

Uses for this variety

Pear Bite Eating

Fruit attributes

Flowering group 4 Flowering group 4
Disease resistance Disease resistance
Picking month  October Picking month October
Stores until January Stores until January