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Name:

Pollination group:

Saint Hilaire

Synonyms: St. Hilaire, St-Hilaire, Fameuse Baldwin, Hilaire

Identification: Medium size, round to round conic and often irregular. The skin base colour is pale yellow, washed with a dark red. Sparse, light-coloured lenticels. The stem is medium length and somewhat slender, set in a wide and deep cavity. Usually develops a light bloom at harvest.

Characteristics: The flesh is white, often with red stains. Fine-grained, crisp and tender. Juicy and sprightly.

Origins: A seedling of Fameuse found by Alexis Dery, St. Hilaire, Quebec (Canada). 1875.

Cultivation: Vigorous spreading tree. Tends to crop every other year.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

Cold storage: Keeps up to two months in cold storage.

Type(s): Dessert


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