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Passe Crassane Pear

Pyrus communis
A good late dessert pear but requiring a warm location.

Origin: France 1845

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

A guide to choosing Pear Trees



Passe Crassane Pear Trees for sale - order online

We have now stopped taking orders for the winter 2018/19 planting season. Our 2019/20 list is currently being prepared. It will be available from 1st May when we will start taking orders for delivery next autumn/winter.
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 A - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden 2019/20 £17.00
The availability information shown in the availability column in the table is always up-to-date.
Available means Available for supply from Nov 2018 to March 2019
2019/20 means Sold out but available for supply winter 2019/20. Orders taken from May 2019
Sold out means Sold out for supply Nov 2018 to March 2019. May be available again winter 2019/20




History and description of Passe Crassane

Raised by Boisbunel, Rouen, France 1845. Grown commercially to some extent in France and Italy.

Large, uneven round to oval shaped fruit. Rough, pale greenish yellow skin. Slight orange flush and variable amount of rough brown russet. Creamy white, slightly granular, juicy flesh. Good flavour with a touch of acidity and a hint of aniseed. Requires a warm location and a good summer to ripen well. Should be picked a s late as possible.

Relatively weak growing compact tree. Moderate cropping.




Main characteristics of Passe Crassane

Use Dessert
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Late Oct
Season of use  Feb-Mar

Tree vigour  Small
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Disease resistance  Scab: Slightly susceptible
Mildew: Slightly susceptible
Suitable for Late Frost

Pollination date  15
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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