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Louise Bonne de Jersey

Synonyms include 'Louise Bonne d'Avranches'
Raised c1780 by M. Longueval of Avranches, Normanday. The English name arose as an error, presumably because it arrived via the Channel Islands.
It is a reliable and good quality pear with heavy cropping (often requires thinning) and is a good garden cultivar.

Coloured pale green turning yellow/green with some red flush. A little russet around the stalk, but generally clean
Shaped conical and sized small-medium
Skin is smooth and flesh is white; sweet and juicy, melting with a good pleasant flavour. Some fruits parthenocarpic

Pick mid-late September, season October

 

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Image from 'Pears' by Jim Arbury & Sally Pinhey.

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