[nafex] Luscious Pears

Doreen Howard doreenh at ticon.net
Fri Dec 14 17:46:16 EST 2001


Thanks Claude and Joe for the info.  Pears were late here, and that is why
these are in the store.  We've had a funny growing season.  Late freezes and
a cold June delayed the flowering of many fruit trees.  Then we had early
killing freezes in the last week of September, and then balmy, above-normal
weather.  Everything matured later than normal.  When the pears ripen, I'll
let you know if the flavor is worth growing.  The appearance is interesting
enough to intrigue me.
Doreen

-----Original Message-----
From: Claude Jolicoeur <cjoli at gmc.ulaval.ca>
To: nafex at yahoogroups.com <nafex at yahoogroups.com>
Date: Friday, December 14, 2001 4:24 PM
Subject: Re: [nafex] Luscious Pears


>Doreen,
>Luscious is from S. Dakota, introduced in the early 70', from a cross of SD
>E31 x Ewart. Ewart is a P.Communis, but I don't know for SDE31. Luscious is
>considered hardy to zone 3, and one of the best for cold zones. Small
>fruit, pyriform shape, flavor type Bartlett but more intense.
>I have a branch of Luscious in a Patten tree, but it hasn't produced any
>fruit yet.
>I am a bit surprized that you found some by mid December as it is
>considered a late mid-season variety that ripens beginning of October that
>doesn't keep more that a month.
>Claude Jolicoeur
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>A 15:12 01.12.14 -0600, vous avez écrit :
>>I came across a pear today that I have never seen before or read about at
>>Whole Foods Organic Market in Madison, WI.  It's a small pear and looks
like
>>a giraffe!  The skin is cream and heavily mottled with big tan splotches.
>>The name listed for it is Luscious, and it is grown by a small organic
>>orchard near the Mississippi River on the Wisconsin side.  The handwritten
>>info on the pear stated that is a good variety for organic production and
is
>>excellent eating quality.  The flavor is supposed to be like butterscotch.
>>I'll have to wait until the pears ripen to verify that claim.
>>
>>Does anyone have info on this pear?  The appearance of the fruit, in
itself,
>>is quite interesting.  I would have named it Giraffe, but no one asked me.
>>Doreen Howard,
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