Cricket Hill Garden
Pyrus communis, 'Rousselet de Reims' European pear
Variety description: Small, rounded fruit with greenish-yellow skin that blushes from sun exposure. Very aromatic and sweet! This ancient variety was said to be favored by Louis XIV.
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. Vigorous grower with spreading habit.
Shipping restrictions: Cannot ship to Canada.