Marguerite Marillard x Bartlett. High quality attractive dessert pear which ripens just before Bartlett, introduced by the Geneva station in 1960. The fruit is large and has a regular pear shape. It is bright yellow lightly overlaid with russet, and frequently is slightly blushed. The flesh is smooth, melting, and juicy, and the flavor sweet and aromatic. The fruit will keep well in cold storage until December. The tree is vigorous and spreading. Significantly less susceptible to fireblight than is Bartlett under identical conditions.