DescriptionA superb ancient variety, with a rich and intriguing history. Some argue that it was Sir James Douglas, also known as Black Douglas, who introduced it into Scotland in the 1300's, whilst others think it was Mary Queen of Scots (1542 - 1587) or Mary of Guise (1515-1560). However is responsible, they chose wisely, as this is a first rate dessert pear, with yellow flesh, tender, sweet and richly flavoured. It's a handsome pear too - greenish yellow with a hint of pale red flush, covered with grey russet specks. Now unkown in its native France, but still grown in its adopted home of the Carse of Gowrie.
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