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Legipont pear trees

(Fondante de Charneu, Merveille de Charneu)
Pyrus communis
Legipont is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 4

Legipoint, also known as Fondante de Charneu, is a traditional Belgian dessert pear, with a notably sweet rich (fondant) flavour. Writing in the 1880s the English fruit enthusiast Robert Hogg described it as "richly flavoured".

The pears are usually ripe in mid-September, and should be picked and eaten as soon as the skin colour starts to change from pale green to gold yellow. They can also be kept in the fridge for a week or so.

Legipont is named after its discover, Mr Legipont of Charneu, a town near Liege in Belgium, who found it growing as a chance seedling in the early 19th century.

Bio / Organic  fruit trees

Legipont organic pear trees for sale

  • Maidentree on BA29 rootstock 19.45€
    Medium tree (2m-3.5m after 10 years) Bare-root
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Legipont characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
  • Picking periodmid-September
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Season of use1 week
  • CroppingGood
  • Food usesEating freshCulinary
  • Disease resistanceGood
  • ScabSome susceptibility
  • Country of originBelgium
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849
  • Fruit colourGoldGreen - lightOrange flush
  • Fruit sizeLarge