B.P. Moretini
(Bartlett x Coscia) Italy


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Butirra Precoce Moretini pear is one of the best early pears. Juicy, rich, sweet-spicy white flesh. Butirra Precoce Moretini is naturally forms a wide pyramidal tree. It fruits early, regularly and bountifully. Fruits are middle large and have a traditional pear shape. Fruits skin is pretty thin, fragile, smooth, dry and shinny, with a basic light green coloration that turns into green-yellow with bright redness on the exposed side while ripening. It has a sweet, juicy and refreshing taste and a really pleasant aroma. It’s of extraordinary quality. It can be kept in a refrigeration for a month. It blossoms early to middle early. Sensitive to late spring frosts. Vigorous grower and a heavy cropper.

Growing Considerations for B.P. Moretini
(Bartlett x Coscia) Italy

USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Bloom Period: Midseason

Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period

Harvest Period: Early

Uses: Fresh Eating

Storage: 1-2 months

Years to Bear: 2-5 years

Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.

Rootstock: OHxF 87

Mature Size: 12-16 ft.

Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.

Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.

Shape when Shipped: Whip (no branching)

Size supplied when shipped:   Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2  to 3/4 inch;  *As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.

Basic idea for Pruning:  Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...                                                             

Shipping Note:  Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 09 July, 2007.