Flemish Beauty Pear Tree Overview
Flemish Beauty is one of the hardiest among the European pears. In fact it can be grown in hardiness zone 4. While this tree is self-fertile, in order to get a higher yield, we recommend pollinating it with another mid-season blooming variety (see here for European pear varieties). The fruit is sweet, yellow with red blushed skin and has a very high quality. However you will need to harvest it at the proper time in order for it to get its full flavor. The fruit ripens in late September and early October. Moreover, the Flemish Beauty tree is very productive and vigorous, but it is susceptible to scab, fire blight and scale.
Flemish Beauty pear tree is a European pear variety. In fact, according to U.P. Hedrick, the parent tree of Flemish Beauty is a wilding found in the woods near Alost, East Flanders in Belgium in the beginning of the nineteenth century. Moreover, it was cultivated under the Flemish name of “Bosc Peer” or “Pear of the Woods”. Then in 1810, Van Mons propagated the variety and introduced it a few years later under the name Fondante des Bois.
As with other pear trees, you will need to water once a week during its first year and during the fruiting season. If there is drought, you can water more frequently. This tree needs moist but well-draining soil. In order to retain the moisture, you can place mulch around the tree. Additionally, be sure to clear the weeds next to the tree since this will decrease the competition for nutrients.