The pedigree corresponds to the twin sisters of the popular La France pear with a long history. It is a cultivar that was born in Yamagata Prefecture due to an “accidental branch change” mutation. Born in the Yamagata Prefectural Agricultural Experiment Station, this pear, said to be the largest variety in Japan, is characterized by slightly stronger acidity than La France. In addition, the Yamagata Prefectural Agricultural Research Center Horticultural Research Institute (Shimashima-Minani, Sagae City: former name: Horticulture Experiment Station), which had been underway since fiscal 2017, has completed facility maintenance, and the opening ceremony was held on July 10, 2020. It is Research facilities such as the main building, cultivation facilities such as smart houses, and training facilities will be developed to strengthen the research function.
Marumatsu Producer Shipment Association’s Silverbell pears are all high-class products called marsupials, which are carefully grown in individual bags. Among Western pears called midakunashi (unsightly-looking pears), the fruit skin is beautiful and it is a product that is appreciated as a gift.
Silverbell pears, which resemble Christmas bells, are famous for their La France and Le Lectier pears. It weighs about 1.5 to 2 times as much in comparison, and the large ball can exceed 700g, and it is a late maturing variety of large ball.