Pear - Marguerite de Marillat

Marguerite de Marillat Pear

Pyrus communis
A very large once popular dessert pear still found in many old gardens.

Origin: France 1872

Pollination:  Marguerite de Marillat is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

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Marguerite de Marillat Pear Trees for sale - order online

We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.


History and description of Marguerite de Marillat

Marguerite de Marillat pear was raised by Marillat at Craponne near Lyon, France 1872. It was grown commercially in the UK in the early part of the 20th century.

Large, irregular calabasse shaped fruit. Fairly smooth, pale green skin ripening to golden yellow. Red flush and stripes. Juicy, pale yellow flesh. Pleasant, slightly musky flavour.

Vigorous, very upright tree. Reliable, good cropper. Ineffective as a pollinator.



Main characteristics of Marguerite de Marillat

Use Dessert
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Sep
Season of use  Sep

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Suitable for Northern Britain

Pollination date  17
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile Triploid
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