European Pear : ABBATE FETEL Semi-Dwarf (OHxF87)


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Also known as 'Abbe Fetel' or 'Abate Fetel', it is supposedly named after the Abbot or monk who first cultivated it back in the mid 1800s. The exaggerated, elongated fruit form could almost lead one to believe the monks had crossed a pear with a banana! It's juicy, melting white flesh is exceptionally high in fructose, making it incredibly sugary and aromatic. An Italian favourite for many years, it is actually still the leading variety in northern Italy today. The tree itself is rather susceptible to both fireblight and scab.


G41 Dwarf
G935 Small Semi-Dwarf
G969 Small Semi-Dwarf
G30 Semi-Dwarf
G890 Semi-Dwarf
Pollenator definitions
Some trees and many berry plants are SELF-FERTILE ̶means the insect pollinators or even the wind can pollinate the blossoms without the need of a second tree.
NEEDS A POLLENIZER ̶ means another tree of the same type or kind but a different variety must be blooming nearby at the same time.
EXAMPLE A Liberty apple and a Wealthy apple can cross-pollinate. Two trees of the same variety ie: ̶ 2 Wealthy apples, cannot cross pollinate because they are genetically identical.
Other trees are marked as SEMI-FERTILE. These will set fruit without a second tree. However they will often bear more, and sometimes larger fruit if another variety of the same kind of tree is nearby.
You can select 2 different trees of the same kind marked as NEEDS A POLLENIZER or plant one of those along with one SELF-FERTILE or one SEMI-FERTILE. Also consider ripening times ̶ a Goldrush apple might not start blooming before a Pristine is finished.

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