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Pear Conference | Pyrus communis - 300-320cm, 90lt

Pear Conference | Pyrus communis - 300-320cm, 90lt

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Pyrus communis 'Butirra Precoce Morettini' is a cultivar of the Pyrus communis species, commonly known as the European pear or common pear. It is a deciduous fruit tree that belongs to the Rosaceae family. 'Butirra Precoce Morettini' is renowned for its early ripening and excellent fruit quality.

This pear variety typically reaches a moderate size, growing to a height of around 10 to 15 meters. It features a rounded canopy with dense foliage, making it an attractive addition to orchards and gardens. The tree's leaves are oval-shaped, glossy, and dark green in color, adding beauty to the landscape.

One of the standout features of 'Butirra Precoce Morettini' is its fruit. The pears are medium-sized with a smooth, thin skin that has a yellowish hue when fully ripe. The flesh is exceptionally tender, juicy, and succulent, offering a delightful eating experience. It is known for its sweet flavor with a hint of acidity, striking a perfect balance that pleases the palate.

The ripening period of 'Butirra Precoce Morettini' occurs relatively early compared to other pear varieties, typically in late summer or early autumn. This early fruiting attribute makes it a favored choice among growers and gardeners who desire an early harvest. It is a self-fertile cultivar, meaning it does not require cross-pollination from another pear tree to bear fruit, although having a different cultivar nearby can enhance yield.

When it comes to cultivation, 'Butirra Precoce Morettini' prefers well-drained soil and a sunny location. It thrives in temperate climates, making it suitable for a wide range of regions. Adequate watering and regular pruning are essential for maintaining tree health and promoting optimal fruit production.

As a versatile fruit, 'Butirra Precoce Morettini' can be enjoyed in various ways. It can be eaten fresh, added to fruit salads, used in cooking and baking, or transformed into flavorful preserves and jams. Its early ripening also makes it a fantastic choice for early-season pear availability, both for personal consumption and commercial use.

In conclusion, Pyrus communis 'Butirra Precoce Morettini' is an esteemed pear cultivar renowned for its early ripening, deliciously sweet and juicy fruit, and attractive tree characteristics. Whether planted in orchards or gardens, it brings beauty and delightful flavors to those who appreciate its bountiful harvest.

  • Common Name

    Pear 'Morettini'

  • Family


  • Type

    fruit tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    garden origin, UK

  • Flower

    white flowers

  • Foliage

    oval, green leaves

  • Maturation period

    5–10 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

Half Standard

Preferred Location


South–facing or West–facing, sheltered

Soil Type

neutral, full sun

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period




spring, summer, autumn


Summer, Early Fruiting

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