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Beurré Clairgreen

Culinary. Synonym Beurré Clairgeau. Raised c1830 by Pierre Clairgeau of Nantes, France and first exhibited 1848. Tree growth is erect and compact. It crops heavily and very reliably. Unfortunately, it is generally of poor quality under British conditions and not worth planting, though it was widely planted in the past

Coloured golden-brown turning yellow, often orange-red flush over a quarter to half of the surface. Variable brown russet over much of the surface; commonly up to ¾. Shape is conical, sometimes uneven and the size is medium-large
Flesh is white and gritty-especially near the core-firm, not very juicy with a musky flavour.

Pick early October, season late October-November

 

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