Josephine de Malines cordon


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Josephine de Malines cordon
Superb tasting small fruits on a small tree. Can be stored into the Spring, a very useful variety to have and highly regarded.

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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:




Beurre Hardy




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