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Bella Lucrative Pears
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Bella Lucrative pears are medium-sized and often round though variable in shape. Their skin is yellow to green with russet lenticel specks throughout. The Bella Lucrative has white, fine-grained, buttery, and juicy flesh that is sweet and aromatic. The Bella Lucrative pear tree grows in standard or semi-dwarf sizes with medium, glossy, green leaves and medium white flowers with round, cupped petals.
Bella Lucrative pears are available in early to mid-fall.
The Bella Lucrative pear is an antique pear bred in the early 1800s. The Bella Lucrative pear is also known by the names Belle Lucrative, Fondante d’Automne, Bergamott Lucrative, Seigneur d’Esperen, and Brurre Lucrative. The Bella Lucrative pear belongs to the botanical species Pyrus Communis. B. S. Fox in San Jose, California cultivated many seedlings using Bella Lucrative seeds; one of these creations is the fox pear.
Pears are a nutrient dense fruit that are fat-free, cholesterol free, and sodium free. They offer fiber, Vitamin C, Potassium and in their skins reside phytonutrients and antioxidants. Pears have a low glycemic index despite their sweet flavor.
Bella Lucrative pears are best eaten raw. In fact, for best results with Bella Lucrative pears, as with most pears, pick from the tree before they ripen and allow them to ripen in a bowl at room temperature before eating.
One of the most prominent nicknames for the Bella Lucrative pear is Fondante d’Automne. Fondante is translated from French as a thick, creamy sugar paste that is the base of many candies and also means melting, like fondue. The nickname Fondante d’Automne can loosely be translated as the melting, sugar paste of autumn; described as such for the fine-grained, sweet, melting quality of the Bella Lucrative pear fruit.
The Bella Lucrative pear was bred in Belgium in the early 1800s. It soon made its way to the London Horticultural Society's gardens at Chiswick, England. The Bella Lucrative pear tree was first planted in the United States at the Pomological Garden in Salem, Massachusetts in the mid-1830s. Unfortunately, the Bella Lucrative pear was regarded as too small for commercial use. Therefore, it has been touted as a valuable tree for home orchards because it is disease resistant and it produces fruit vigorously and annually. The Bella Lucrative pear tree grows best in a temperate to warm climate and has a hardiness zone range of 5 to 9.
Recipes that include Bella Lucrative Pears. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Farmgirl Gourmet||Herbed Pasta with Pears & Blue Cheese|
|Serious Eats||Pork, Pear and Mushroom Ragu Recipe|
|Farmgirl Gourmet||Endive Salad with Stilton, Pear and Walnuts|