Cordon Pear trees are a good choice for restricted areas and a fence or wall. They can be grown at a 45degree angle, or upright. The rootstock we use for our cordon Josephine de Malines is Quince C which is the best stock for cordon trees. Plant 60-80cm’s apart.
Josephine is, at first glance not a variety to excite the imagination, being a small weakly tree with small, unnassuming fruits. But the delectable flavour and very late season hint at treasured to be discovered. Belgium raised, in 1830. Best in good soil and a protected position.
Josephine de Malines Pear Tree – season
Harvest late, at the end of October. Will keep in store until March at least and seems to get better and better.
Josephine de Malines Pear – appearance
The fruits are circular to conical, pale green with some russet patches, yellowing when fully ripe.
One of the best-tasting of all Pears with a sumptuous yielding juicy green-white flesh and a deep, intense mouthwatering flavour.
Josephine de Malines Pear – Pollination
This variety belongs to the ‘B’ pollination group so will partner well with others in the same or adjacent groups.Here are some suggested varieties: