- Ipswich, Suffolk
- 06 Sep 2005
Thanks folks, it seems like I could be waiting a while for the tree to start producing then even though the supplier advertised their family trees will fruit the following year but then I do know from previous experience of buying through Ebay not to take a great deal of notice of everything that is advertised...
It sounds like your Doyenne d'ete was a good choice of tree for you NRB
The only details I have of the Charneux OrangePippin is the following which is copied off the back of the plant label "Charneux (sun. 'Legipont', 'Kostliche von Charneu') Fruit: Fairly large, juicy, sweet, green-skinned, skin eventually turns yellow, dessert pear. Flesh:Very soft, sweet yet refreshing. Harvest: Pears can be picked from mid September and eaten two weeks later. Other: Not prone to disease. Pollination by: 'Conference', 'Clapp's Favourite'."
I originally went for the family tree because of the pollination issues, only having a small garden and no other pear trees in the area that I know of.