Pear - Marie Louise

Marie Louise Pear

Pyrus communis
A mid season dessert pear highly prized in Victorian England.

Origin: Belgium 1809

Pollination:  Marie Louise 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



Marie Louise 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
Pyrodwarf - Semi-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 Marie Louise

Raised by Abbe Duquesne at Mons, Belgium 1809. Named after Napoleon's second wife.

Medium sized, long oval fruit. Smooth greenish yellow skin with some patches of brown russet. White, very juicy, slightly granular flesh. Moderate flavour.

Weak growing tree with a spreading habit. Slow to come into bearing and not very reliable cropper.




Main characteristics of Marie Louise

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

Tree vigour  Small
Tree habit  Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Erratic

Pollination date  22
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Partially Self Fertile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Progeny  Beurre BedfordLaxton's Early Market
Other names  Marie Louise Delcourt, Princess de Parme