Pear - Louise Bonne of Jersey

Louise Bonne of Jersey Pear

Pyrus communis
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. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Pear Trees

Louise Bonne of Jersey 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 C - Dwarfing   2 years Bush 2019/20 £22.00
Quince C - Dwarfing   2 years Cordon 2019/20 £21.00
Quince C - Dwarfing   2 years Step-over 2019/20 £30.50
Quince A - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden 2019/20 £17.00
Quince A - Semi-dwarfing   2 years Half Standard 2019/20 £22.00
Quince A - Semi-dwarfing   2 years Half Standard *Reduced Price* Sold out £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 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.

Main characteristics of Louise Bonne of Jersey

Use Dessert
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Late Sep
Season of use  Oct-Nov

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Partial tip-bearer
Cropping Good
Disease resistance  Scab: Susceptible
Suitable for Northern Britain

Pollination date  14
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Partially Self Fertile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Other names  Louise Bonne d'Avranches