Pear 'Abate Fetel'
Pyrus communis 'Abate Fetel'
3 years to reach maturity
Pick the fruit as they soften to touch and the fruit easily loosen from the tree when held in your hand and slightly lifted. Harvests take place from late January to Early February.
Pear 'Abate Fetel' Overview
Pears are medium-sized deciduous trees. For best results ask a local nursery for advice on optimal choices in terms of rootstock and cross-pollinators, Forelle, Flamingo, Rosemarie are often used. The Abate Fetel variety has a smooth brown skin with cream coloured flesh. The long, slightly banana-shaped Abate Fetel pears are a yellowish-green with a slight russeting. Their white flesh has a slightly crisp texture and a sweet flavour with notes of honey. The entire pear is edible, including the seedbed. Abate Fetel pears are ready to eat when they are just barely soft to the touch.
Common problems with Pear 'Abate Fetel'
Pear leaves turning brown is often caused by Red spider mites - look for them on the back of the leaves. False codling moth target pear fruit. Wind damage also makes brown marks on the fruit.
How to propagate Pear 'Abate Fetel'
Graft or bud the cultivar on a BP1 or BP 3 rootstock.
Special features of Pear 'Abate Fetel'
Attracts useful insects
Pears depend on insects to help with cross-pollination.
Other uses of Pear 'Abate Fetel'
Fruits are harvested in summer.