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Pear trees
Black Worcester

The oldest true English pear, 16th century or earlier. Ideal for stewed pears.
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Pear trees
Black Worcester
Picking seasonVery late
CroppingHeavy
Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
Flavour qualityGood
WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
Food usesCulinary
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Growing


Pear trees
Black Worcester
Gardening skillAverage
Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
Flowering group3
Pollinating othersPoor
PloidyTriploid
VigourSlightly large
Bearing regularityRegular
Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
Organic cultureSuitable
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Problems


Pear trees
Black Worcester
Disease resistanceGood
ScabSome resistance
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Climate


Pear trees
Black Worcester
Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
Warm climates
Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
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Identification


Pear trees
Black Worcester
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Period of origin1550 - 1599
Flower colourWhite
Leaf colourGreen
Fruit colourRed - dark
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