Saint Nicolas


Unclear but, records of it first appear in Britain, France and Germany in the Early 1800’s.  Possibly originating from a wild seedling discovered at St. Nicholas, Angers, France.


This extremely rare variety also known as Duchesse D’Orléans.  St. Nicholas is a large, dessert pear, with sweet, juicy, melting flesh.

  • Uses: Fresh Eating, Cooking, Wine, Canning
  • Flavor: Sweet, Melting
  • Fruit Size: Large
  • Pollination: Requires another pear variety.
  • Ripens: Probably Mid-August-September, may require additional ripening after harvest.
  • Keeps Probably keeps well in Cold Storage
  • Fireblight: Unknown, Likely Susceptible
  • USDA Zones: 5-8?