Pears

pearPears have been cultivated in Central Asia for thousands of years. In South Africa the most important cultivars are Packham's Triumph (28% of plantings) and Bon Chretien (25% of plantings).

Yellow pears with a red blush, such as Forelle and Flamingo have also been developed.

Pears Packing Calendar
Weeks
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
2 Colour Pears
Forelle
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
Green Pears
Packhams Triumph
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
Vermont Beauty
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
Williams Bon Cretien
2
3
4
5
6
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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