Pear tree – Phileson
Zone 4 self-sterile: Large green pear with a red cheek. Sweet and mild in flavour, reminiscent of Bosc. Very good quality. Sensitive to fire blight, but resistant to scab. It originates from a cross between Kurskaya x Flemish Beauty. It was acquired by Ottawa, Canada from the Agricultural Department of the Canadian Research Centre, selected in 1930 and introduced in 1947.