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Durondeau



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.  Pollination partners

Durondeau pear trees for sale

1-year maiden trees

These are the most versatile choice for home orchards, community fruit tree projects, and for training on in any form you require.

FormRootstockPriceQuantity
MaidenQuince CDwarfing £24.50 Sold-out
MaidenQuince ASemi-dwarfing £24.50
MaidenOHxF87Semi-vigorous £24.50

2-year pre-trained trees

These trees have already had some formative training in the nursery.

FormRootstockPriceQuantity
Espalier (2 Tier)Quince ASemi-dwarfing £69.50
U-cordonQuince ASemi-dwarfing £55.00
Espalier (2 Tier)PyrodwarfSemi-vigorous £69.50

Orders placed now will be delivered in the winter planting season.

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.

Characteristics of Durondeau pear trees

UseDessert
Colour
Flavour
Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeOct
Season of useOct-Nov
Tree vigourSmall
Tree habitUpright
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingHeavy
Suitable forLate Frost
Northern Britain
Pollination date16
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ProgenyBeurre Bedford