Pyrus communis 'Forelle'
3 years to reach maturity
Forelle pears flower in Spring. Pears are harvested in mid Summer.
Pear 'Forelle' Overview
Pears are medium-sized deciduous trees. For best results ask a local nursery for advice on optimal choices in terms of rootstock, varieties and cross-pollinators. Forelle are one of the smallest varieties of pears. Their symmetrical body, often bell-shaped, begins with a small round base that tapers evenly to a short neck. Their stem is usually long, straight, and narrow. A unique characteristic are the red freckles, that set this variety apart. Their flesh is moist and crisp. Fruit is usually treated in cold rooms to ripen and bring out the flavour and sweetness.
Common problems with Pear 'Forelle'
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 'Forelle'
Bud or graft the cultivar on BP1 or BP 3 rootstock.
Special features of Pear 'Forelle'
Attracts useful insects
Forelle depends on cross-pollination and has a one-day pollination window. The pollinators are bees.
Other uses of Pear 'Forelle'
Fruits are harvested in Summer.