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Cornelie pear trees

Pyrus communis
  • Picking season: Early
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3

Cornelie is a traditional an early-season dessert pear. The pears are usually ripe towards the end of August, when the skin starts to turn from green to yellow. Pick them while they are still hard and leave them to ripen in a fruit bowl.

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Cornelie organic pear trees for sale

  • 1Maidentree on BA29 rootstock 19.45€
    Medium tree (2m-3.5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 2Maidentree on PyroDwarf rootstock 21.45€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 3Maidentree on Kirchensaller rootstock 19.45€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years) Bare-root
    Sold-out Sorry we have sold out for this season
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Cornelie was raised by the famous Belgian pear enthusiast Jean-Baptiste Van Mons, who lived in Louvain in the 1840s and was responsible for developing many of the traditional dessert pears we know today.

Cornelie characteristics

  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climatesWarm climates
  • Picking periodlate August
  • Picking seasonEarly
  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • ScabSome susceptibility
  • Country of originBelgium
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849
  • Fruit colourGreen / Yellow
  • Fruit sizeAverage