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Glou Morceau

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.  Pollination partners

Glou Morceau pear trees for sale

Pyrodwarf rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-vigorous) £20.50 Sold-out
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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.

Characteristics of Glou Morceau pear trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeOct
Season of useDec-Jan
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitSpreading
Pollination date21
Pollination groupD
PollinatorsPollination partners
ProgenyMerton Pride
Pitmaston Duchess