Amire Joannet also known variously as. Early Sugar, Sugar Pear, Harvest Pear, St. Jean, Joanette, St. John's Pear, (Archduc d'ete?), This fruit, better known here, as the Early Sugar pear, is one of the very earliest, ripening at the beginning of July - in France, whence it originally comes, about St. John's day - whence the name, Joannet. It is a pleasant, juicy fruit,of second quality, and lasts but a few days in perfection. It opens the pear season, with the little Muscat, to which it is superiour. Fruit below the middle size, regularly pyriform, tapering to the stalk, which is an inch and a half long, and thickest at the point of junction. Skin very smooth, at first light green, but becomes bright lemon color at maturity - very rarely with a faint blush. . Flesh white, sugary, delicate and juicy at first, but does not last long.
1842 raised. Photo is generic.