Conference

Conference

Family:
Rosaceae – Rose family
Species:
Pyrus communis

Origin

It is a coincidence seedling of the pear Leon Leclerc de Laval that has spread since 1864 by T. Rivers in Great Britain.

Fruit

It has a typical pear shape with melting flesh. The pulp rarely turns brown but when fullripe, it becomes rapidly doughy with bare stone cells. It is inclined to shrinking in the branch-area. In addition, it is suitable for torrefaction and gets a tough skin.

Flavour

It has a fine, juicy, sweet and aromatic taste with a hint of melon.

Maturity

From the start until the end of September.

Storage

It is put in cold storage until the end of January and is durable in CA storage until in the middle of April. Fruits in CA storage have a tendency to decay. Thanks to its thick skin it is well transportable and is pressure sensitive when ripe. Fruits stored for a long period of time tend to post-mature at a rapid pace.