A Best Euro Pear - FLAVOURITE
FLAVOURITE is our new Euro pear introduction for 2018. It has been my favourite eating pear for the past few years...because of its deliciously sweet and buttery flesh that no other pear has matched over that time. Our flavour favourite...hence its name. Flavourite pears ripen in October and are firm and sweet when picked... much like the Bosc pear variety but..... store for a few months and they become buttery, juicy and very sweet like the Beurre de Comice pear. One of the only European pears we grow that is totally immune to fireblight ....that horrible bacterial disease which has damaged and killed most of our European pear varieties ...like Bosc, Bartlett, Flemish Beauty, Clapps, etc. Even those varieties from research stations that were thought to be fireblight resistant are now showing "strikes" of fireblight on some branches...BUT FLAVOURITE has shown immunity to fireblight since its beginnings on our farm 25 years ago. Has easily survived our worst winters in that time so we think it will grow in Canada's colder climate areas...maybe as cold as zone 2.
FLAVOURITE - very large fruit, delicious flavour, stores well, disease free, cold hardy - a huge step forward from the pathetically weak Bartlett variety that has dominated the world pear market for last 100 yrs!
This Green Barn Farm introduction , FLAVOURITE is not available anywhere in Canada so please do not expect to find it at your local Canadian Tire or Walmart.