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Old September 4th, 2009, 04:09 PM
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"Winter pear" tree varieties for Vancouver BC area

When I was a kid, we had what my parents referred to as a "winter pear" tree on our property, which bore fruit very late in the year, and the pears, when fully ripe & sweet, were crunchy, not soft.

Does anyone know of a pear variety which is like this, which may be suited to our area? I remember especially liking the crunchiness of the pear, and would love to have such a tree.
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Old September 4th, 2009, 10:22 PM
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Re: "Winter pear" tree varieties for Vancouver BC area

WSU is testing Bosc at the Mt Vernon station for its commercial potential on local sites. They describe this one as an

"Old French
variety, classic late dessert pear; russet
brown skin, rich buttery flavor, firm almost
crisp flesh and pleasant aroma, also good
for culinary use (baking, poached pears);
excellent late keeper"

in this publication:

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