Blakeney Red perry pear trees

Blakeney Red perry pear tree
  • Pick: Late-season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Uses: Cider 

Blakeney Red is a popular Herefordshire perry pear. The juice contains medium tannins and some acidity.

Blakeney Red is one of the most reliable and heavy-cropping perry pear varieties, and was traditionally used to provide the bulk of juice needed for perry production, with other less productive varieties added to the blend to achieve the required flavour.

Blakeney Red perry pear trees for sale

Order now for delivery from week commencing 6th March.

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Bare-root fruit trees

Full size  (6m+ after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Pyrus c. rootstock £18.45 Sold outalert me
Full size  (6m+ after 5-10 years) Standard 1.75m - bare-root - Pyrus c. rootstock £27.95 Sold outalert me

Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

Summary features of Blakeney Red

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Slightly large?
  • Precocity: Slow to start bearing?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Growth habit: Upright
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Overall disease resistance: Average?
  • Long-lived: Yes?

Uses

  • Picking season: Late?
  • Flavour quality: Very good?
  • Good for cider
  • Juice style: Sharp (cider)

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Popularity: Rarely grown?

Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Blakeney Red

Blakeney Red is in flowering group 3. Blakeney Red is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other perry pear trees.

Important: advice about pollination

Historical details

Herefordshire or Gloucestershire, England, 19th century.

Botanical name

Pyrus communis 'Blakeney Red'


UK-grown trees All our trees are grown in the UK.