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Fruit tree comparison - Black Worcester
Pear trees

Black Worcester

The oldest true English pear, 16th century or earlier. Ideal for stewed pears.  Remove this variety from the comparison

Growing

Gardening skill? Average
Cropping Heavy
Fertility? Not self-fertile
Flowering group? 3
Pollinating others? Poor
Ploidy? Triploid
Vigour? Slightly large
Bearing regularity? Regular
Growth habit Spreading
Fruit bearing? Spur-bearer
Fruit persistence? Normal ripening

Using

Picking season? Very late
Use / keeping? 1-2 months
Flavour quality? Good

Looking after

Overall disease resistance? Good

Identification

Country of origin United Kingdom
Period of origin 1550 - 1599
Fruit colour Red - dark
Blossom colour White
Leaf colour Green