Pear Debutante refers to the summer varieties of pears. It was bred at a scientific institute that conducts various studies related to genetics, the selection of plants of different classes. This institute is dedicated to Ivan Michurin, who put a lot of effort into breeding.
The Debutante pear variety is not very well known in Russia, as it mainly grows in France and other warm countries. For now, Debutante can be grown in colder climates as the variety has been improved.
Pear Debutante: advantages and disadvantages
The Debutante pear variety has a lot pluses:
- First, it is the taste of the fruit.
- Secondly, the variety ripens quickly, unlike other varieties of pears.
- Thirdly, the Debutante pear brings a lot of harvest, but only with proper care.
- Fourthly, the variety has high immunity, so it rarely gets sick.
The only one minus varieties of pears Debutante is that the shelf life of pears is not very long (40-45 days), so the fruits should be consumed as soon as possible.
Pear Debutante: variety description and characteristics
The plant itself of the Debutante pear variety is quite large in size, it grows rapidly, since the process of active growth resumes every year. The Debutante's crown is round in shape, the branches are widely spaced and are at a short distance from each other. Each branch of the tree is slightly curved, with a small number of lentils. Usually the shoots have a brown-burgundy color. The foliage of the tree is dense, each leaf resembles an oval shape, while at the end the leaf becomes sharper. Small sharp ends can be seen at the edge of the sheet.
The Debutante pears are medium in size, but differ in size and neck length. When incompletely ripe, the pear remains green and the fruit itself is very hard. But when the fruit is finally ripe, the skin of the pear becomes yellow with small red parts, and the pulp of the fruit becomes soft and juicy, it is then that you need to start harvesting. It is usually harvested in early August, by which time most of the fruits are usually ripe. The only exception would be a cold summer, in which case the harvest is postponed to the end of August.
After picking the pears, the Debutante must be stored. They can be stored for about 40 days. However, they do not lose their appearance.
The Debutante pears taste very sweet, they contain about 13% of natural sugar, 10% of vitamin C, as well as 40% of useful microelements.