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Taylor's gold

Pear 'Taylor's gold'
SpeciesPyrus communis
Hybrid parentage'Bosc pear' and 'Doyenné du Comice'
Cultivar'Taylor's gold'
BreederMichael King-Turner
OriginNew Zealand

Taylor's gold is a pear variety thought to be a mutant of the pear Doyenné du Comice. It has a russeted cinnamon coloured skin and a juicy aromatic flavour. It was discovered in New Zealand in 1986.[1][2]

It was first found within an orchard belonging to Michael King-Turner,[3] living near Nelson, New Zealand.[4] It was first thought to be a relative of a Comice pear, but was later believed to be a natural cross between a 'Bosc pear' and 'Comice' pear. It was then sent to the US in 1998 and grown in Washington (state).[3]


  1. ^ patent[dead link]
  2. ^ Elkins, Rachel B. (2007). Pear Production and Handling Manual. ANR Publications. p. 31. ISBN 9781879906655.
  3. ^ a b "Taylor's Gold Pears". Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  4. ^ Marshall, Kate (19 April 2015). "How to grow the perfect pear". Retrieved 5 January 2017.

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