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Pears

Variety Description Rootstock
Baronne de Mello Small, golden brown, russetted pear with good aromatic flavour. Ready Oct-Nov Kirchensaller
Beth Small sweet and juicy, smooth pale yellow skin when fully ripe, excellent garden variety, Kent 1938 Quince A, Kirchensaller
Beurre Hardy Light green pear covered with bronze russet. Tender, juicy with a rose water flavour. Good reliable cropper. 1820. Pyrus Communis
Black Worcester A very old (16th century) cooking pear, that was probably used for perry too. It features on the Worcestershire coat of arms.  Kirchensaller
Blakeney Red The most common perry pear which could also be stewed and used to dye soldiers’ khaki uniforms. Very reliable, heavy cropper. Kirchensaller
 Brandy  Small, green/yellow perry pear with an attractive red flush. Ready in October. Small/medium sized tree. Gloucestershire 19th Century  Kirchensaller
Butt This old perry pear does not rot down easily so there is a saying ‘Gather your Butts one year, mill them the next, and drink the year after.’ SOLD OUT
Cannock Thought to be a Forest of Dean variety, for perry, cooking and fresh eating if stored. SOLD OUT
Concorde Large yellow fruit with a pale yellow flesh, that is sweet and juicy. Very heavy cropper and a compact grower, ideal for pollinating Doyenne du Comice. Self-fertile. Quince A
Conference Reliable cropper, excellent flavour, self-fertile, Hertfordshire 19th Century. Quince A Kirchensaller
Doyenne du Comice Medium/large yellow fruit often with a red flush, rich juicy flavour, grow with Concorde for reliable pollination, 19th century. Quince A Kirchensaller
Gorham Raised in 1910 by Richard Wellington at the New York State Agricultural Experimental Station, USA from a cross between Williams Bon Chretien and Josephine de Malines. Small to medium sized fruit. Very variable conical to pyriform shape. Greenish yellow skin with variable amounts of fine brown russetting. Creamy white, juicy, smooth textured flesh. Sweet with a musky flavour. A good dessert variety but also useful for cooking. Upright tree of moderate vigour. Reliable, moderate to good cropper. Recommended as a good pollinator for Doyenne du Comice. Kirchensaller
Green Horse  

Green-yellow skin often with a orange flush.  High acid, low tannin perry, of good quality.

Kirchensaller
Hendre Huffcap A valued variety with excellent orchard and perry making qualities. Kirchensaller
 Holme Lacy  The original tree grows in Holme Lacy church yard. Believed to be a chance seedling. In 1790 the tree was already covering a large area due to its layered branches taking root. It was thought to be at least 200 years old at that time, and producing 5-7 tonnes of fruit per year.  SOLD OUT
Humbug Small green/yellow and pink striped fruit. Can be eaten fresh or cooked. Even young shoots are striped. Kirchensaller
Judge Amphlett An early fruiting variety, that produces a very pleasant medium acid, low tannin, light perry. Named after a Worcestershire assize court judge. Documented in the early 1900’s but probably much older. Kirchensaller
Onward Sweet rich and juicy reliable dessert variety, pale green/yellow skin with a slight pink flush. Quince A, Kirchensaller
Whinnal’s Longdon This variety repeatedly won the Long Ashton perry competition. It was blended with Hendre Huffcap. Kirchensaller
Williams Known world wide as “Bartlett” this variety provides regular crops of sweet and juicy fruit, Berkshire 18th Century. Quince A
Winter Nelis A very late, good cropping variety, fruit ready November – January. Flowers late too, so is more likely to avoid frosts. Pyrus Communis

 

Quince A = Semi Vigorous

Pyrus Communis + Kirchensaller = Very Vigorous

Prices:

Bush/halfstandard  on Quince A    = £18.00

Maidens on Pyrus Communis and Kirchensaller, and Quince A =  £15.00

Straightlead  on Pyrus Communis and Kirchensaller = £18.00-£20.00 depending on size