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Pyrus communis Josephine De Malines

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Pyrus communis Josephine De Malines Josephine Pear, European Pear, Common Pear,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Deciduous
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Citrus & Fruit, Trees Spreading, Upright

Deciduous self-sterile Winter Pear tree that has fragrant white flowers in Spring followed by small, conical greenish-yellow sweet fruit that matures late-season. Fruit flesh is red and juicy. Fruit is great to use in deserts or to eat as is. Fruit can be stored for up to two months. This variety has a low chill requirement. Some cross-pollinators include Beurre Bosc, Beurre d'Anjou, and Packham's Triumph. Grows approx. 6m tall.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
4-10m 4-10m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Any, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Edible Garden, Fragrant Garden, Mass Planting

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free, Mites

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Rosaceae Europe

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: White
Flower Fragrant: Yes
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: High
Wind: Medium / Moderate