Pear (Eng.), Peer (Afr.)
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.