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Beurre Bosc

Dessert pear

Pyrus communis L.

A seedling pear found by Dr Van Mons, growing in the garden of M. Swates at Linkebeeke, France. It was named after M. Bosc, the Director of the Jardin des Plantes, at Paris. Fruits have yellowish, tender, juicy flesh with a perfumed flavour.

Calebasse Bosc
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1973 - 308

Accession name
Beurre Bosc
Flowering time  ›››
25th April10% flowering
29th AprilFull (80%) flowering
9th May90% petal fall
medium 1
pyriform 1
Ground Colour
yellow 1
Over Colour
none 1
Over Colour Amount
absent 1
very high (76-100%) 1
Flesh Colour
cream 1
168.00 g 1
Stalk Angle
straight/oblique 1
Stalk Curve
absent/very weak 1
Stalk Thickness
medium 1
Stalk Length
medium-long 1
Eye Aperture
open 1
Stalk Length
medium-long mm 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.