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Jules d'Airoles Pear
Jules d'Airoles Pear
Jules d'Airoles Pear

Jules d'Airoles Pear

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Sorry this variety is unavailable this season. We're taking a break from this variety to try out some new ones; check back another year, or let us know you missed having it!

History: Jules d'Airoles was first discovered by Leon Leclerc in Laval, France, in 1836. It was named after Jules de Liron d'Airoles, a notable French horticulturalist and pomologist. Confusingly, this pear shares its name with a Belgian variety grown about twenty years later by François-Xavier Grégoire-Nélis. 

Why We Grow It: This pear develops in storage to a wonderful treat: very sweet and a touch tangy, semi-fine juicy flesh, with pleasant tannic notes depending on the terroir. Smooth, thick green skin with a lovely rose blush where the sun touches the fruit. 

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: Low to moderate vigor, good crops. Somewhat susceptible to scab.

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

Bloom Colour: White

Ripens: Late October/early November, best eaten December-January

Storage: Keeps until January when stored in cool, humid conditions

Recommended Use: Fresh eating

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
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