PEAR - JOSEPHINE 4 LITRE

PEAR - JOSEPHINE 4 LITRE

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Pyrus communis 'Josephine'

Josephine is a versatile pear which can be used for cooking, preserving, juice, salads, drying and also eaten fresh.

Maturity: approximately mid March.

Fruit size: Medium.

Fruit shape: Ovobate - pyriform.

Skin: Green/yellow.

Flesh colour: White.

Texture: Juicy, smooth.

Flavour: Sweet.

Storage: good.

Chill: High chill.

Yield: moderate.

Pollinators: Packham Triumph and Winter Nellis.

Tree shape: Medium spreading.

Flower: showy and white.

Leaf shape: small round leaves.

Growing conditions: Prefers deep heavy soils (loam) which is well drained. Plant in a sunny protected site as blooms are prone to frost damage.

 Disease: Prone to blight under warmer wet Spring conditions.

Cultivation notes: Prune off dead wood in Winter.


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