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Louise Bonne pear trees

(Louise Bonne of Jersey, Louise d'Avranches)
Pyrus communis
Louise Bonne is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Mid
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 2

Louise Bonne is an old French pear variety, with a modern "bi-coloured" appearance - the yellow/green skin usually has an attractive red flush. As a bonus the blossom is also more attractive than most pear varieties (and has some resistance to frost damage).

Louise Bonne was rated by the Victorian fruit enthusiast Robert Hogg as "A most delicious pear". The flesh is sweet and melting, with a pronounced pear flavour.

Judging the right time to pick can be tricky, but keep a close eye on it from late August onwards and pick the pears when they are flushed but still quite hard - then ripen in a fruit bowl.

Bio / Organic  fruit trees

Louise Bonne organic pear trees - graft to order

  • 1Maidentree on BA29 rootstock 24.45€
    Medium tree (2m-3.5m after 10 years) Custom graft
  • 2Maidentree on Kirchensaller rootstock 24.45€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years) Custom graft
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Growing and Training

Louise Bonne is a reliable cropper and can be grown in most situations as long as it gets shelter and full sun.


Louise Bonne characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Fruit bearingPartial tip-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
  • Picking periodmid-September
  • Picking seasonMid
  • Season of use1 week
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Food usesEating fresh
  • ScabSome resistance
  • Fire blightSome resistance
  • Country of originFrance
  • Period of origin1750 - 1799
  • Fruit colourOrange flush