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Pollination group:

Bodil de Neergaard

Synonyms: Bodil Neergard

Identification: Medium size. Round oblong tending to long-conic, pear shaped. Greenish yellow skin, blushed pale orange on the sun exposed face. Abundant lenticels, often set in haloes.

Characteristics: The flesh is Soft, juicy and sweet.

Uses: Dessert and culinary

Origins: Found growing as a wild seedling along a windrow near Lolland (Denmark) in the 1850s by Andersen who took cuttings in order to cultivate the tree in his garden orchard. Named for Danish philanthropist Bodil de Neergaard who lived nearby in Fuglsang Manor. Fist documented in 1904 by Claus Matthiesen in "Gartner-Tidende" and again in 1913 in his "Dansk Frugt."

Cultivation: Vigorous, weeping shape. Spur bearer Crops heavy.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

24 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps up to six months

Harvest: In the middle of the fifth period.

Harvest period: 5

Status: dessert

Pollination group: C

Pollination day: 10