Description of Louise Bonne of Jersey Trees & Fruit:
A ripe Louise Bonne of Jersey pear is a chunky handful with a yellow - green skin, red blush on the sunny side and a very light coat of russet.
The pink tinged flesh is very juicy and is totally smooth, with no grittiness.
It has a vibrant, tangy sweetness with a faint touch of roses and grapes - delicious.
It is an upright tree. The flowers have some resistance to late spring frost, which is good for the North of England & Scotland.
Characteristics of Louise Bonne of Jersey Trees:
Pollination Partners for Louise Bonne of Jersey:
Although these trees will make fruit without a pollination partner, they still need one to make their best crops.
Louise Bonne of Jersey is in pollination group A.
This means that it will cross-pollinatewith trees in groups A & B (Except Williams bon Chretien).
Please see our guide to Pollinating Pear Trees for a full list of partners for Louise Bonne of Jersey.
Growing Louise Bonne of Jersey Pear Trees:
Rich soil is important - dig in plenty of good manure and compost before planting.
Soil drainage must be good.
The more sun your trees get the better your crops will be.
Diseases: Louise Bonne has some susceptibility to Scab, which tends to be a problem in warm, damp areas in the West.
With spraying when necessary, this won't be a problem.
Details about delivery sizes: Guide to Fruit Tree Sizing.
History & Parentage of Louise Bonne of Jersey:
From Normandy in the late 1700s. It's a reasonable guess that it came to Britian via the island of Jersey, but we will never know who Louise was.
Called Louise Bonne d'Avranches in France.
It received the RHS Award of Merit 2003.