Pear - Durondeau

Durondeau Pear

Pyrus communis
A stunning pear in the autumn with large golden fruit and crimson foliage.

Origin: Belgium 1811

Pollination:  Durondeau is partially self-fertile and would produce some crop without a pollinator but would benefit considerably from a pollinator. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Pear Trees



Durondeau 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 C - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden 2019/20 £17.00
Quince A - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden 2019/20 £17.00
Pyrodwarf - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden 2019/20 £17.00
Pyrodwarf - Semi-vigorous   2 years Espalier (2 Tier) 2019/20 £47.50
Pyrus - Very vigorous   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 Durondeau

Raised by Durondeau at Tongres-Notre-Dame near Tournai, Belgium c 1811.

Durondea is a very attractive looking fruit. Large, conical to calabasse shaped with a bumpy surface. The yellow skin is usually completley covered with fine golden golden russet and often a faint red flush. White, melting flesh. Pleasant, sweet flavour with a hint of acidity. Fruit should be left on the tree to ripen as long as possible.

Compact, upright rather weak growing tree. Will not tollerate light, dry soils. Regular, heavy cropper. Very attractive in the autumn with golden fruit and crimson autumn foliage. Partially self-fertile.




Main characteristics of Durondeau

Use Dessert
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Oct
Season of use  Oct-Nov

Tree vigour  Small
Tree habit  Upright
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy
Suitable for Late Frost
Northern Britain

Pollination date  16
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Partially Self Fertile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Progeny  Beurre Bedford
Other names  De Tongres