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Pear 'Forelle'

Pyrus communis 'Forelle'

Pears are medium-sized deciduous trees. For best results ask a local nursery for advice on optimal choices in terms of rootstock, varieties and cross-pollinators. Forelle are one of the smallest varieties of pears. Their symmetrical body, often bell-shaped, begins with a small round base that tapers evenly to a short neck. Their stem is usually long, straight, and narrow. A unique characteristic are the red freckles, that set this variety apart. Their flesh is moist and crisp. Fruit is usually treated in cold rooms to ripen and bring out the flavour and sweetness.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Forelle pears flower in Spring. Pears are harvested in mid Summer.

Propagation

Cuttings
Bud or graft the cultivar on BP1 or BP 3 rootstock.

Special features

Attracts useful insects
Forelle depends on cross-pollination and has a one-day pollination window. The pollinators are bees.

Geography

Origin
Germany Saxony 1670
Natural climate
Mediterranean

Environment

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

Uses

Edible
Fruits are harvested in Summer.

Personality

Family
Rosaceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
None

Problems

Pear leaves turning brown is often caused by 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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