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Passe Crassane

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.  Pollination partners

Passe Crassane pear trees for sale


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.

Characteristics of Passe Crassane pear trees

Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeLate Oct
Season of useFeb-Mar
Tree vigourSmall
Tree habit
Disease resistanceScab - Slightly susceptible
Mildew - Slightly susceptible
Suitable forLate Frost
Pollination date15
Pollination groupC
PollinatorsPollination partners