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Bergamotte d'Automne

One of the oldest pears in existance possibly dating from Roman times.

Origin: France,

Pollination: Bergamotte d'Automne is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Bergamotte d'Automne pear trees produced to special order

We do not stock this variety, but we might be able to produce trees for you through our custom grafting service, depending on the availability of suitable grafting material. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Bergamotte d'Automne tree custom-grafted on Quince A rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Bergamotte d'Automne tree custom-grafted on OHxF87 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Bergamotte d'Automne tree custom-grafted on Pyrus rootstock (Very vigorous)£39.00 each

If you wish to go order please fill in our contact form in the first instance, stating your name, full address, and the rootstock(s) you wish the tree(s) to be grafted on. You will need to contact us before June.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later).

History and description of Bergamotte d'Automne

Origins are uncertain. One of the oldest pear varieties still in existance. It was known in the Middle Ages and may date back to Roman times.

Small, flat to round apple shaped fruit. Rarely bergamotte shape despite its name. Rough, greenish yellow skin, usually with a red flush. Heavy golden or brown russetting. White melting, quite juicy flesh. Rich aromatic flavour.

Compact tree. Regular cropper.

Characteristics of Bergamotte d'Automne pear trees

Fruit sizeSmall
Picking timeSep
Season of useSep-Oct
Tree vigourSmall
Tree habitUpright
Pollination date18
Pollination groupD
PollinatorsPollination partners