Pear - Glou Morceau

Fruit Trees
Glou Morceau Pear

Pyrus communis
Glou Morceau is an excellent dessert pear but requiring warm conditions for best flavour

Origin: Belgium 1750

Pollination:  Glou Morceau is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners



Glou Morceau Pear Trees for sale - order online

We supply trees and plants only during the winter planting season from late November to mid March. Orders placed now will not be be delivered until the winter planting season. You will not be required to pay until October but by ordering now you can ensure that the items are reserved for you and supplied as early as possible when we resume delveries in late November.
Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form Availability Price Qty required
Quince C - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden Available £16.50
Quince A - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden Available £16.50
Pyrus - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden Available £16.50

The availability information shown in the availability column in the table is always up-to-date.
Available means Available for supply from Nov 2014 to March 2015
2015/16 means Sold out but available for supply winter 2015/16. Orders taken from May 2015
Sold out means Sold out for supply Nov 2014 to March 2015. May be available again winter 15/16




History and description of Glou Morceau

Glou Morceau pear was raised by Abbe Hardenpont of Mons, Belgium c 1750. Introduced to the UK in 1820.

Medium to large, oval to pyriform shaped fruit. Smooth, greenish yellow skin with very little russetting. White, juicy, smooth flesh. Very sweet, rich flavour but requiring warm conditions to develop fully. Fruit hangs well on the tree and is best left to ripen on the tree for as long as possible.

Spreading tree of moderate vigour. Reliable, heavy cropper which may need thinning in some years. Best grown in a warm sheltered garden or on a south facing wall.




Main characteristics of Glou Morceau

Use Dessert
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Oct
Season of use  Dec-Jan

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy

Pollination date  21
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Progeny  Merton PridePitmaston Duchesse
Other names  Hardenponts Winter Butterbirne