Durondeau refers to a variety of pear - a medium to large dessert pear with russeted yellow skin, flushed with red. Durondeau's flesh is juicy, with unexceptional flavor, but they store well.
Moreover, Durondeau refers to reddish brown pear covered all over in a soft russet. A high quality fruit that has fantastic flavor and texture. Leaves turn attractive red in the autumn when the fruit ripen. Originated in Belgium 1811.