Winter Nelis pear
|Winter Nelis pear|
Watercolor from USDA
|Breeder||Jean Charles Nelis|
|Origin||Belgium, early 1800's|
The Winter Nelis pear is a deciduous pear tree growing to 8 m depending on rootstock, and is sparse and spreading in form. It is not frost tender. Its flowers are self-sterile and a pollinator tree is required that flowers at a similar time (its flowering group is D or 4). It is a late-season dessert pear. The fruit are medium in size and have outstanding storage properties for a pear, easily keeping for a couple of months. Hoggs Fruit Manual (1880s) describes it as one of the richest flavoured pears, flesh being yellowish, fine-grained, buttery and melting, with a rich, sugary and vinous flavour and a fine aroma. The pear is named after he Flemish nobleman Jan-Karel de Nelis (1748–1834), who raised it from seed in the early 1800s. It was introduced to England in 1818 and to the United States in 1823
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