Pear - Josephine de Malines

Josephine de Malines Pear

Pyrus communis
A good winter dessert pear but best grown in a warm location

Origin: Belgium 1830

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

A guide to choosing Pear Trees

Josephine de Malines Pear Trees for sale - order online

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
Pyrodwarf - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
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Pyrodwarf - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price*
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History and description of Josephine de Malines

Raised by Major Esperen in Malines, Belgium c 1830. Named after his wife Josephine.

Small, short conical fruit. Pale green skin ripening to yellow. Variable amount of greenish russet particularly around the stalk. White, very smooth, melting flesh. Sweet with a fine aromatic flavour. Best grown in a warm location and picked as late as possible to allow the flavour to develop fully. Keeps well in storage.

A relatively weak growing tree with a weeping habit. Reliable heavy cropping. Tip bearer. Good resistance against pear scab.

Main characteristics of Josephine de Malines

Use Dessert
Fruit size  Small
Picking time  Late Oct
Season of use  Jan-Feb

Tree vigour  Small
Fruit bearing  Tip-bearer
Cropping Heavy
Disease resistance  Scab: Resistant

Pollination date  19
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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Progeny  Gorham