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Marie Louise

Synonyms are many including ‘Marie Louise Delcourt’ ‘Princess de Parme’Raised by the Abbé Duquesne of Mons, Belgium in 1809 and named after Napoleon’s second wife, the Archduchess of Austria.
Considered a good pear in the past and widely planted in gardens but not very reliable and now little grown

Coloured pale green turning green/yellow with some brown russet patches, but mostly clean
Shaped oval and sized medium
Flesh is white, very juicy and gritty particularly around the core. Light flavour, skin is smooth

Pick late September, season October

 

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