PEAR - JOSEPHINE 4 LITRE
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.
Flesh colour: White.
Texture: Juicy, smooth.
Chill: High chill.
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.