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Louise Bonne of Jersey

An attractive red flushed pear with a distinctive, slightly acid flavour.

Origin: France, 1780

Pollination: Louise Bonne of Jersey is partially self-fertile and would produce some crop without a pollinator but would benefit considerably from a pollinator.  Pollination partners

Louise Bonne of Jersey pear trees for sale

Quince C rootstock 1 year Maiden (Dwarfing) £19.50
Quince C rootstock 2 year Bush (Dwarfing) £32.50
Quince C rootstock 2 year Cordon (Dwarfing) £29.50
Quince C rootstock 2 year Step-over (Dwarfing) £39.50
Quince A rootstock 1 year Espalier (1 tier) (Semi-dwarfing) £34.50
Quince A rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-dwarfing) £19.50
Quince A rootstock 2 year Half Standard (Semi-dwarfing) £32.50
Pyrodwarf rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-vigorous) £19.50
Pyrodwarf rootstock 2 year Espalier (2 Tier) (Semi-vigorous) £58.50
Pyrus rootstock 1 year Maiden (Very vigorous) £19.50

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

History and description of Louise Bonne of Jersey

Louise Bonne of Jersey pear was raised by Longueval, Avranches, Normandy, France c 1780. The name arose probably because it was introduced to England via the Channel Island of Jersey.

Medium sized, conical fruit. Smooth pale green skin turning slightly yellow with ripening. Red flush and almost no russet. White, smooth, melting flesh. Sweet but with a distinct acidity giving it an unusual but very pleasant flavour.

Moderately vigorous tree. Heavy cropper sometimes requiring thinning to produce good size fruit. Partial tip bearer.

Characteristics of Louise Bonne of Jersey pear trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeLate Sep
Season of useOct-Nov
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingPartial tip-bearer
Disease resistanceScab - Susceptible
Suitable forNorthern Britain
Pollination date14
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
Incompatibility group1
PollinatorsPollination partners