Umberto Pear

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Umberto Pear AKA King Humbert. Very old Italian heirloom, brought back from near extinction, listed by the renowned French seed house Vilmorin-Andrieux in 1885. Named after King Umberto I, King of Italy in the late 19th century. Indeterminate, regular leaf plant produces unbelievably large harvests of small, 2 oz., pear-shaped fruits. These meaty morsels have a nice balance of sweet and tart, with full Old World tomato flavor. Great for paste, sauce or for drying under the late summer sun!

Seeds available at www.rareseeds.com.

Varieties
Heirloom
Fruit Colors
Red
Fruit Shapes
Plum/Pear
Fruit Sizes
Small
Fruit Weights
2 oz
Culinary Uses
Paste / Sauce / Canner / Salad
Maturities
Midseason
Plant Types
Indeterminate
Origins
Italy
Leaves
Regular
Flavors
Sweet