Varieties in the concept pear orchard
Tony Sunnucks’s concept orchard includes two new varieties developed by Delbard Nurseries in France:
Delsanne (trademark Delbard d’Automne)—A cross of Delbias and Passe Crassane bred at Delbard Nursery in France. The fruit is large and rounded with a dark golden skin. It matures in September, six to seven weeks after Williams and two weeks after Comice. It is noted for its intense flavor.
Delsavor (trademark Delbard Gourmande)—A cross of Conference and Delbias bred at Delbard Nursery in France. The fruit is large with a green/bronze finish and has a similar flavor to Comice. Sugar levels are above 13° Brix at harvest. It matures in September to October and needs time in storage for the flavor to develop.