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Butirra Precoce Morettini European Pear

Original price $59.99 - Original price $59.99
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$59.99
$59.99 - $59.99
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SKU B160

Pyrus communis 'Butirra Precoce Morettini'

A spectacular low chill variety direct from Italy! An amazing find, this sweet, spicy pear is large in size - yellow/green with a beautiful red blush. It ripens and sets large crops in early August. The flavor is unmatched; rich and buttery.

The vigorous tree is a heavy and regular cropper. Considered low chill; under 500 hours. Early bloomer. Needs a pollenizer.

Hardy to USDA Zone: 4

Mature Height:  15' (Semi Dwarf)

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: August

Pollination: Needs a Pollinizer

Semi-Dwarf Rootstock: OHxF87

Read our Pear Growing Guide

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

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  • Would Honeysweet be a good pollinazer for this tree?

    Yes that will cross polliante fine

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Cooking and fresh eating

I planted one in the early 90s and WOW! The amount of fruit was amazing. One day I was walking by this heavily loaded pear tree and I heard a c rackling noise. The tree broke apart at the base it was so loaded. I took some band clamps and pulled it back together- drilled a hole through both trunks and put a long piece of all thread through them and tightened a nut on each end- that tree healed and is still going stong. I moved and planted another in 2013, I havent had the overbearing problem yet but the weather has changed and I am more aggressive pruning. This tree really needs branch spreaders to keep it from just growing straight up which leads to branches or multiple trunks splitting. Quality of fruit- very little scab, thin skin, smooth texture, fine flavor- none of the high note bartlett has that seems a bit odd to me- sort of tannic, these are smooth and buttery as described, great for fresh eating and they cook well but for canning they dont hold up as well as bartlett. Highly recommended.

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