Gloucester Morceau Pear 1kg

Gloucester Morceau Pear 1kg

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An excellent dessert pear, raised by Abbe Hardenpoint of Mons  Belgium  in 1750. This pear is a medium to large oval shaped fruit, smooth skin greenish yellow with some russeting.  A sweet rich flavour with a white juicy flesh.

The word ‘glout’ in Walloon signifies dainty or delicate and thus ‘glou morceau’ means daintybit : ‘goulu’ on the contrary, signifies greedy, or great eater

Presumably ‘Gloucester’ derives from a similar ‘translation’ of sound rather than meaning.

From Brogdale