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A picture of a Pear 'Forelle'

Pear 'Forelle'

Pyrus communis 'Forelle'

Also known as

Pear , Peer (Afr.)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

6m

Max

6m

4m

Min

4m

3 years to reach maturity

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Forelle pears flower in Spring. Pears are harvested in mid Summer.

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

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.

Propagation

Cuttings

Bud or graft the cultivar on BP1 or BP 3 rootstock.

Special Features

Attracts useful insects

Forelle depends on cross-pollination and has a one-day pollination window. The pollinators are bees.

Autumn colour

Uses

Edible

Fruits are harvested in Summer.