Savignac Ronde Verte Pear Tree - Zone 4 - Flavourful disease resistant pear -

Savignac Ronde Verte Pear Tree - Zone 4 - Flavourful disease resistant pear

Savignac Ronde Verte is a sweet, juicy and disease resistant early season pear.

HeightAvailabilityPriceQuantitySubtotal
1-2 Feetin stock$35.00$0.00
2-3 Feetin stock$40.00$0.00
3-5 Feetin stock$45.00$0.00
Total$0.00

The Fruit

Savignac Ronde Verte is a medium sized pear with a rounded form and yellow exterior when completely ripe. Fruit have to be harvested on the tree when green and let to ripen at room temperature. The flesh is white with a pleasantly crisp to buttery texture, and a juicy consistency with very few grit cells. The pear is sweet and aromatic, good for both fresh eating and preserves. Fruit are ready for harvest in late August and keep for about 2 weeks.

The Pear Tree

Savignac Ronde Verte pear tree is vigorous and highly productive with an upright growth pattern. It is hardy to at least zone 4. The tree shows an excellent resistance to disease. It is self-sterile and needs a pollinator to produce fruit.

Its Origin

Armand SavignacThe origins of this variety are not entirely clear but it was almost certainly one of 4 trees given to brother Savignac in Joliette, Quebec by the Ottawa experimental station in 1947. Savignac who is also famed for his work in the development of grapes and tomatoes unfortunately lost the tags for the trees, hence the uncertainty as to their original names. It did not become commercially available until the 1990’s. The parents used in this breeding program were: Flemish Beauty, Kurskaya, Clapp’s Favorite, and Zuckerbirn.

CharacteristicValue
Height at maturity10 metres (35 feet)
Spacing6 metres (20 feet)
Hardiness zone4
SoilWell drained
Sun / shadeFull sun
FloweringMid-May
HarvestMid-September
Average fruit weight67g
Fruit colorGreenish yellow skin - white flesh
Years to bear fruit7
PollinationSelf-sterile
Latin namePyrus communis
Average diameter of fruit5cm
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