A green pear with firm juicy flesh. These are reliable pears with good sweetness, an attractive mild, musky flavour and juicy, melting flesh. A common pear from the southern hemisphere. The fruit shape is conical and slightly irregular, and the skin has occasional russet.
Ripening: Generally the skin will change slightly from pale green to pale yellow, though the main indicator of ripeness is softness. When there is a slight ‘give’ to the fruit, it should be juicy and ready to eat. Packmans Triumph are not generally eaten when crisp.
Origin: Packhams Triumph is the result of a cross between Uvedale’s St. Germain and Williams’ Bon Chrétien. The breeding was carried out by C. H. Packham in Molong, Australia, in 1896.
Grown in: Packhams Triumph is mainly grown in producing countries in the southern hemisphere, South Africa, Australia, Argentina, Chile. However, some production does exist in Italy, Holland and UK.
Harvest & Availability: Packhams Triumph can store for +4 months in the right conditions, so has a reasonable availability on European markets.
April to August: South Africa, Argentina, Chile