Althorp Crasanne pear


A variety of yellow-skinned Seckle pear with cinnamon russet markings; firm, coarse, yellowish flesh and a sweet, slightly sweet spicy flavour which ripens at the beginning of November. It is roundish ovate and pinched toward the stalk. It was raised by Major Esperen, of Malines, and first fruited in 1849 and highly regard in France. Perhaps the climate there suits it better than that in the UK. It has a small open eye, almost level with the surface and a slender stalk inserted in a small round cavity.