Pyrus communis ‘Morel’

Probably the pear ‘Morel’. ‘Fruit about medium sized, obovate. Skin yellow, thickly freckled with large russet spots. Eye half open, not depressed. Stalk an inch and a quarter long, stout. Flesh yellowish-white, crisp, juicy, and sweet, with an agreeable flavour. This in colour and flavour is like Hessle, but ripens in April, and is a good variety for that late season.’ [Hogg – Fruit Manual p.201/1860].



Horticultural & Botanical History

‘Propagated by Alexandre Bivort, successor of Van Mons, and can be traced earlier than 1843.’ [Pears of New York p.475]. This information is taken from the Dictionnaire de Pomologie [Leroy - Dictionnaire de Pomologie vol.2, p.435/1869]. Outline drawings of the fruit are provided for all pears in this comprehensive publication.



History at Camden Park

Listed only in the 1857 catalogue in an Addendum as ‘Morille’ [Pear no.65/1857]. ‘65. Never said to be first rate.’ [Diary B, MP A2951/1862]. Obtained from Veitch’s Nursery, probably the original Exeter premises.




Published May 20, 2010 - 04:58 PM | Last updated Jul 22, 2011 - 11:28 AM

More details about Pyrus communis ‘Morel’
Family Rosaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, Belgium

Common Name

Dessert Pear, late winter, spring

Name in the Camden Park Record




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