Pyrus communis ‘Colmar Preul’

See Pyrus communis L. var. ‘Passe Colmar’ for a description and details. ‘Colmar Preul’ is a synonym of this pear.

Horticultural & Botanical History

‘Passe Colmar’ is figured in Album de Pomologie in a plate with ‘Beurré de Rance’ [ADP vol.2, pl.41/1849], the illustration used here.



History at Camden Park

Listed only in the 1857 catalogue in an Addendum as ‘Colmar Prule’ [Pear no.53/1850]. Listed in the diary but with no comment. [Diary B, MP A2951/1862]. Obtained from Veitch’s Nursery, probably the original Exeter premises.


Published May 20, 2010 - 03:10 PM | Last updated Jul 22, 2011 - 01:30 PM

Figured are 2 pears with shoot and leaves, one green with russet markings the other yellow. Album de Pomologie pl.41, 1849.

Pear ‘Passe Colmar’ | ADP vol.2, pl.41/1849 | Pomologische Bibliothek. Passe Colmar is the yellow pear on the right.


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

Garden origin, Belgium

  • Passe Colmar
  • and many others


Common Name

Dessert Pear, winter

Name in the Camden Park Record

Colmar Prule

Confidence level high