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Triompe de Vienne pear trees

Pyrus communis
Triomphe de Vienne
Triompe de Vienne is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Mid
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 4

Triomphe de Vienne was discovered in the 1880s as a chance seedling growing near the town of Vienne which is just outside the city of Lyon in south-east France.

Nevertheless it is very much in the tradition of Belgian and French pears of the early 19th century. It has the characteristic juicy melting sweet flesh, with a butter-like texture - known as "beurre" among pear enthusiasts. It is arguably one of the best-looking of pears too.

The pears ripen at the end of August / early September, and can be stored in a fridge for a few weeks.


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Triompe de Vienne organic pear trees for sale

  • 1Maidentree on BA29 rootstock 19.45€
    Medium tree (2m-3.5m after 10 years) Bare-root
    Sold-out Sorry we have sold out for this season
  • 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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Growing and Training

Triomphe de Vienne has quite a wide climate range and is one of the best French pears for more northern European climates.

Triomphe de Vienne is a weak-growing tree which does best on more vigorous rootstocks. However it is not compatible with Quince rootstocks.

Triompe de Vienne characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climatesWarm climates
  • Picking periodlate August
  • Picking seasonMid
  • Season of use1 week
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Food usesEating fresh
  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • ScabSome susceptibility
  • Country of originFrance
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Flesh colourWhite
  • Fruit colourGoldGreen / YellowRusset
  • Fruit sizeAverage