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Alexandrine Douillard

Dessert pear

Pyrus communis L.

Raised by M. Douillard, Nantes, France and first produced fruit in 1849. Fruits have white, fine-grained, juicy flesh with a sweet and perfumed flavour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1948 - 074

Accession name
Alexandrine Douillard
Flowering time  ›››
17th April10% flowering
23rd AprilFull (80%) flowering
4th May90% petal fall
large 1
pyriform 1
Ground Colour
yellow 1
Over Colour
orange/brown 1
Over Colour Amount
very low 1
low/medium (1-50%) 1
Flesh Colour
white/yellow 1
217.00 g 1
Stalk Angle
straight/oblique 1
Stalk Curve
very weak 1
Stalk Thickness
medium 1
Stalk Length
medium 1
Eye Aperture
closed 1
Stalk Length
medium mm 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.