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Alexandre Delfosse

Dessert pear

Pyrus communis L.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1951 - 107

Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1951 from Station de Recherches, Ghent, Belgium. Fruits have firm, tender, slightly gritty flesh with a sweet, slightly perfumed flavour.

Accession name
Alexandre Delfosse
Flowering time  ›››
24th April10% flowering
28th AprilFull (80%) flowering
7th May90% petal fall
very small/very small-small/small/small-medium/medium 1
ovoid/pyriform 1
Ground Colour
green 1
Over Colour
none 1
Over Colour Amount
absent 1
high/very high (51-100%) 1
Flesh Colour
white/green 1
103.00 g 1
Stalk Angle
straight/oblique 1
Stalk Curve
absent 1
Stalk Thickness
medium-thick 1
Stalk Length
short-medium 1
Eye Aperture
open 1
Stalk Length
short-medium mm 1

1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.