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Vicar of Winkfield

Synonyms: Curé and Pastorenbirn
Culinary pear
Discovered c1760 by M. Leroy, Curé at Villers-en-Bremme, France growing in a nearby wood. It was introduced into Britain by the Rev. W.L. Rham of Winfield, Berkshire – hence its name

Pick early – late September, in season November – January.

The skin can range from green to pale yellow/green with slight brownish flush on some fruits.
Variable amounts of russet patches


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