Py1 – Pear ‘Beurré Sterckmans’ (Removed)


Species: Pyrus communis
Use: Dessert pear
Ploidy: Diploid?
Pollination Group: D
Cultivar Group: 1 or 2
Bearing: Spur
Season: Late October
More Info: Keepers / Joan Morgan

Tree Source: Peter Nichol, Northern Fruit Group
Rootstock: Quince ‘C’
Planting Size: Grafted whip
Planting Date: 8th February 2018


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Notes & Observations

Background – Developed by Robert Whatmough of Greensborough, Australia (? – source), a wax model of a Beurré Sterckmans pear, made in 1875, still exists in Museums Victoria’s Whatmough Collection.

Unfortunately, after a poor start with very little growth, and having lost a branch in winter 2018/19, the tree’s roostock was found to be dead on inspection in winter 2020. It was removed and replaced by cherry ‘Morello’ (Pr4).

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