Pear, 'Beurre Giffard' French heirloom
Variety description: Originated at Foussiers, France, 1825. Apparently a chance seedling. Flesh yellowish, granular at the center, melting, very juicy. Vinous, aromatic flavor. Rates among the best of the early pears in dessert quality. Fruit holds up well considering it's season. Tree reasonably vigorous, open in habit, fairly productive. Moderately susceptible to blight. -- H. Hartman, Oregon Ag. Experiment Station, 1957.
We believe this is the best of the summer pears. Medium in size, light green turning pale yellow with a pink blush, it has a delicious refreshing flavor and crisp tender and juicy flesh. Ripe for picking the first week of August and for eating the week following. It is an old French pear which is hardy and fruitful as grown here. -- Robert Nitschke, Southmeadow Fruit Gardens Catalog, 1976.
Site requirements: Full sun location. Pears will grow in a range of soil types provided the planting location is well drained. Soil pH of 6.5 is ideal.
Hardiness: USDA zones 5-9.
Plant size: Grafted tree, 2-3 FT, with strong central leader. MATURE SIZE 10-12 FT.
When we ship: Available for FALL 2017 shipping.
Shipping restrictions: Cannot ship to Canada.
Organically grown by Cricket Hill Garden, in compliance with CT NOFA Farmer's Pledge.