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Marie Louise



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.  Pollination partners

Marie Louise 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
MaidenOHxF87Semi-vigorous £24.50

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

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.

Characteristics of Marie Louise pear trees

UseDessert
Colour
Flavour
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeOct
Season of useOct-Nov
Tree vigourSmall
Tree habitSpreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingErratic
Pollination date22
Pollination groupD
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ProgenyBeurre Bedford
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