Flemish Beauty pear is a European pear tree variety. According to U.P. Hedrick, the parent tree of Flemish Beauty pear is a wilding found in a wood near Alost, East Flanders in Belgium in the beginning of the nineteenth century. Cultivated under the Flemish name of “Bosc Peer” or “Pear of the Woods”. In 1810, Van Mons propagated the variety and introduced it a few years later under the name Fondante des Bois.
Flemish Beauty is one of the hardiest among the European pears trees. The tree is self-fertile, but for high yield pollinate it with mid-season blooming varieties. Can be grown in hardiness zone 4. Fruit is sweet, yellow with red blushed skin and has high quality, but requires careful timing of harvest to obtain full flavor. The tree is very productive and vigorous, but it is susceptible to scab, fire blight and scale. The fruit ripens in late September and early October.