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Pear 'Passe Crassane', early September. A French pear "raised by M. Boisbunel of Ruen in 1845 and first fruited in 1855. This is a good quality late pear but does not generally ripen well in Britain, requiring a warm wall or fence...[best] after a hot summer or in a warmer climate." ('Pears' by Jim Arbury and Sally Pinhey)