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Beurre Hardy

Dessert pear

Pyrus communis L.

Raised in about 1820 by M. Bonnet, a friend of Dr Van Mons, at Boulogne, France. It was named after M. Hardy, the director of the Luxembourg gardens. Introduced in about 1940. Fruits have white tinged pink, tender flesh with a rose water flavour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Red Beurre Hardy

Accession No.
1973 - 328

Accession name
Beurre Hardy (LA)
Flowering time  ›››
17th April10% flowering
24th AprilFull (80%) flowering
6th May90% petal fall
medium 1
conical/pyriform 1
Ground Colour
green-yellow 1
Over Colour
none 1
Over Colour Amount
absent 1
high/very high (51-100%) 1
Flesh Colour
cream/pink 1
167.00 g 1
Stalk Angle
straight/oblique 1
Stalk Curve
absent 1
Stalk Thickness
medium 1
Stalk Length
medium 1
Eye Aperture
open 1
Stalk Length
medium mm 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.