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Abbe Fetel European Pear

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SKU B025

Pyrus communis 'Abbe Fetel'

Named for the French Abbot who developed the cultivar in 1866, it is today the leading pear variety in Italy. Italians and tourists rave about its wonderful flavor. It ripens mid season and is large and elongated with yellow skin and a red blush. The flesh is white, melting, juicy, sugary and aromatic and it is fabulous eaten with a low salt cheese.

It can be fireblight and scab susceptible. Considered low chill, and somewhat self fertile in many locations, but will produce much more with a pollinizer. "Universal pollinator" in bloom category 2.

USDA Zone: 5-9

Mature Size:  15' (Semi Dwarf)

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: October

Pollination: Somewhat Self Fertile; will produce more with a Pollinizer

Semi-Dwarf Rootstock: OHxF87

Read our Pear Growing Guide

Size: Semi-Dwarf (4'-5')

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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  • would the Abbe Fetel take to an espaliered form?

    As well as any other European pear tree, yes.

  • Would Hood Pear pollinate Fetel?

    Yes they will cross pollinate fine

  • Would the abbe fetel be pollinated by Hosui or D'Anjou?

    By D'Anjou yes.

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Roy L.W.
Thoroughly satisfying pear

My tree started to fruit after three years. Pears are as described by Raintree, medium large, elongated, yellow with a steadily deepening blush on the sunny side. I ripened for only two days, so they stayed firm, but were exactly as Raintree says, "juicy, sugary and aromatic." A great breakfast pear. Well worth planting.