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Blossom of Pear 'Triomphe de Jodoigne', mid March. A Belgian pear raised by Simon Bouvier, Jodoigne, in 1830. "Fruit large, oval-pyriform, tapering markedly toward stem, uneven, green becoming lemon-yellow; calyx small, open, in a small, uneven basin; stem rather long, stout, woody, fleshy at insertion; flesh whitish, coarse, juicy, half-melting, sweet; good to very good." (The Pears of New York by U.P. Hedrick, Report of the New York Agricultural Experiment Station for the Year, 1921)