Pears Cultivars

Abate Fetel

Abate Fetel

A traditional favourite pear amongst European consumers and now being grown with great success by Dutoit in South Africa. Oblong, with russet and yellow smooth outer skin. White flesh and juicy, sweet flavour.

  • Availability: March, April
Forelle

Forelle

A green yellow skin which develops a beautiful blush when fully ripe. Excellent shelflife with creamy white flesh and sweet taste.

  • Availability: May - October
Packhams Triumph

Packhams Triumph

Slightly rough, green skin with creamy-white flesh and smooth texture. Slightly sweet taste.

  • Availability: February - November
Rose Marie

Rose Marie

Originated in South Africa, cross between Bon Rouge and Forelle. Yellow with bright red blush, conspicuous green lenticels. White flesh, soft, good eating.

  • Availability: January, February
William’s Bon Chretien

William’s Bon Chretien

Bon Chretien is the traditional early South African pear, a favourite for both fresh marketing and canning. It is juicy, with a creamy-white flesh, a fragrant sweet taste and a melting texture.

  • Availability: January, February