List of pear cultivars

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  • 'Abate Fetel' (syn. Abbé Fetel; a major cultivar in Italy)
  • 'Alexander Lucas'
  • 'Ambrosia'
  • 'Ayers' (United States - an interspecific P. communis × P. pyrifolia hybrid from the University of Tennessee)
  • 'Bambinella' (Malta)
  • 'Blake's Pride' (United States)
  • 'Blanquilla' (or 'pera de agua' and 'blanquilla de Aranjuez', Spain)
  • 'Bon Rouge'
  • 'Bosc Pear'
  • 'Buerre Hardy'
  • 'Butirra Precoce Morettini'
  • 'Carmen'[1]
  • 'Cascade'
  • 'Catillac'
  • 'Clairgeau'
  • 'Clapp's Favourite'
  • 'Clara Frijs' (major cultivar in Denmark)
  • 'Concorde' (England - a seedling of 'Conference' × 'Doyenné du Comice)
  • 'Conference' (England, 1894)
  • 'Corella' (Australia)
  • 'Coscia' (very early maturing cultivar from Italy)
  • 'D'Anjou'
  • 'Dessertnaja'
  • 'Don Guindo' (Spain - strong yellow, flavoured taste)
  • 'Doyenné du Comice' (France)
  • 'Dr. Jules Guyot'
  • 'Earlibrite'
  • 'Elektra'
  • 'Flemish Beauty' (also called 'Fondante des Bois')
  • 'Forelle'
  • 'General Leclerc'
  • 'Gerburg'
  • 'Giffard'
  • 'Glou Morceau' (Belgium, 1750)
  • 'Gorham' (United States)
  • 'Harobig'
  • 'Harovin Sundown'
  • 'Harrow Crisp'
  • 'Harrow Delight' (Canada)
  • 'Harrow Gold'
  • 'Harrow Red'
  • 'Harrow Sweet' (Canada)
  • 'Harvest Queen'
  • 'Hermann'
  • 'Hortensia'
  • 'Isolda'
  • 'Joséphine de Malines' (Belgium - obtained by Esperen, pomologist and major of Malines in the 19th century; one of the best late season pears)
  • 'Kieffer' (United States - a hybrid of the Chinese "sand pear", P. pyrifolia and probably 'Bartlett')
  • 'Lategale'
  • 'Laxton's Superb' (England; no longer used due to high susceptibility to fireblight)
  • 'Le Conte'
  • 'Louise Bonne' (France)
  • 'Luscious' (United States)
  • 'Merton Pride' (England, 1941)
  • 'Moonglow'
  • 'Onward'
  • 'Orcas'
  • 'Orient' (United States - an interspecific P. communis × P. pyrifolia hybrid)
  • 'Packham's Triumph' (Australia, 1896)
  • 'Pineapple' (United States - an interspecific P. communis × P. pyrifolia hybrid)
  • 'Red Bartlett' (United States - There are three major red-skinned mutant clones: 'Max Red Bartlett', 'Sensation Red Bartlett', 'Rosired Bartlett')
  • 'Rocha' (Portugal)
  • 'Rosemarie' (South Africa)
  • 'Seckel' (United States; late 17th century Philadelphia area; still produced, naturally resistant to fireblight)[2]
  • 'Starkrimson', also called Red Clapp's, is a red-skinned 1939 Michigan bud mutation of Clapp's Favourite. Its thick, smooth skin is a uniform, bright and intense red, and its creamy flesh is sweet and aromatic.[3]
  • 'Stinking Bishop'
  • 'Summer Beauty'
  • 'Summercrisp'
  • 'Sudduth'
  • 'Taylor's Gold' (New Zealand - a russeted mutant clone of 'Comice')
  • 'Tosca'
  • 'Turandot'
  • 'Uta'
  • 'Virgouleuse'
  • 'Warden'
  • 'Williams'
  • 'Winter Nelis'

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pero - in Italian". 
  2. ^ U.S. Department of Agriculture. (September 2004.) "Pyrus Crop Germplasm Committee: Report and genetic vulnerability statement, September 2004". (Website.) Germ Resources Information Network (GRIN), pages 5-7, 10. Retrieved on 2007-10-02.
  3. ^ Dris, Ramdane, and S. Mohan Jain (editors.) (2004.) "Production Practices and Quality Assessment of Food Crops: Volume 3, Quality Handling and Evaluation". Springer, page 274, ISBN 978-1-4020-1700-1. Retrieved on 2007-10-10