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Pears

Variety Description Rootstock
Baronne de Mello Small, golden brown, russetted pear with good aromatic flavour. Ready Oct-Nov Kirchensaller
Bergamy   Kirchensaller
Beth Small sweet and juicy, smooth pale yellow skin when fully ripe, excellent garden variety, Kent 1938 Quince A
Betty Prosser Perry pear 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
Brown Bess Perry pear 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.’ Kirchensaller
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. Pyrus Communis, Quince A
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, Pyrus Communis
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
Hendre Huffcap A valued variety with excellent orchard and perry making qualities. Kirchensaller
Humbug Small green/yellow and pink striped fruit. Can be eaten fresh or cooked. Even young shoots are striped. Kirchensaller
Onward Sweet rich and juicy reliable dessert variety, pale green/yellow skin with a slight pink flush. Quince A, Kirchensaller
Pitmaston Duchess Very large, juicy dessert pear. Kirchensaller
Pyrus Pyraster   Kirchensaller
Teegar   Kirchensaller
Wahlische Schnapsbirne   Kirchensaller
Whinnal’s Longdon This variety repeatedly won the Long Ashton perry competition. It was blended with Hendre Huffcap. Pyrus Communis
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
Zucker   Kirchensaller

 

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