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Pear 'Early Bon Chretien'

Pyrus communis 'Early Bon Chretien'

Pears are deciduous trees. For best results ask a local nursery for advice on optimal choices in terms of rootstock and cross pollinators, Forelle is commonly used as pollinator. Early Bon Chretien has a green to yellow skin. The variety is recommended for areas with less cold units.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Pick fruit as soon as the skin change from green to more yellow and come easily loose when lifted.

Propagation

Cuttings
Graft or bud the cultivar on BP1 or BP3 rootstock.

Special features

Attracts useful insects
Early Bon Chretien depends on insects for cross-pollination.

Geography

Origin
USA
Natural climate
Mediterranean

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Edible
Fruits are harvsted in summer.

Personality

Family
Rosaceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
None

Problems

Pear leaves turning brown is often Red spider mites - look for them on the back of the leaves. False codling moth target pear fruit. Wind damage also makes brown marks on the fruit.

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