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pear 'Louise Bonne of Jersey'
Pyrus are deciduous trees or shrubs with oval leaves and scented white flowers in spring, followed by green or brown fruits, edible in some species
?Louise Bonne of Jersey? is a richly flavoured, buttery and juicy dessert pear. It produces good, regular crops with a season of use from October to November. A hardy tree, the blossom shows some resistance to frost, but is susceptible to scab. Not compatible with 'William's Bon Chrétien'. Pollination group 2
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Clay, Sand
4-8 metres / 1.5-2.5 metres
4-8 metres / 0-0.1 metre
Time to ultimate height
Grow pears in any well-drained, fairly moisture retentive soil. The ideal pH is 6.5. Incorporate plenty of organic matter on thin soils. Choose a sheltered position in full sun. Needs another cultivar for pollination. Keep a weed free area of 60cm radius around the trunk. Thin fruit if necessary
Propagate by grafting or budding onto a rootstock for fruit. Quince rootstocks are usually used
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Wildlife Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Regular pruning required; This cultivar is a tip bearer. so is not suitable for growing as cordons, espaliers and other restricted forms. Grow as standards or spindlebushes. For further guidance see: pruning new pear trees, summer pear pruning, winter pear pruning, renovating pear trees
Pests May be attacked by aphids, caterpillars, codling moth, bullfinches, gall midges, pear and cherry slugworm and pear blister mite
Susceptible to pear scab. Brown rot, blossom wilt, fireblight and replant diseases may also be troublesome
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