Butirra Precoce Morettini Pear
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- Sold out
- Sale price
- $45.00 Sale
History: Butirra Precoce Morettini was bred as a cross between Coscia and Bartlett in 1956 by A. Morettini as part of an Italian breeding program. It is mainly grown in Italy, Spain, and Portugal.
Why We Grow It: This is an excellent early ripening pear that is sweet and juicy, with crunchy medium-fine grained flesh. It has mild floral notes, with just the right amount of sweetness. The tree produces reliable and heavy crops of yellow fruit with a vibrant red flush that store decently well.
Canadian Hardiness Zone: 5
Soil Preference: Sandy loam, loam, clay loam. Prefers average to moist conditions with well-drained soils, avoid planting anywhere that floods for more than two weeks in the spring.
Growth Habits and Disease Resistance: Vigorous with reliable and heavy crops, spur-bearing. Susceptible to mildew and fireblight.
Sun/Shade: Full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily)
Pollination: Requires a pollinator of a different pear variety (European or Asian) that blooms around the same time
Flowering Time: Middle
Ripens: Late August
Storage: Keeps until October when stored in cold storage
Recommended Use: Fresh eating, canning
Size including roots:
- 100-200 cm whip, 1 year grade
- 100 cm+ with 3 or more branches, 30 cm or more, 2 year grade
- 50-80 cm, B-grade