Thorn perry pear trees

  • Flowering group: 3
  • Uses: Cider 

Thorn is a traditional perry pear tree, with heavy crops of small yellow perry pears.

Thorn perry pear trees for sale

Deliveries start in September 2020

Mature size*Supplied asPriceQuantity

Bare-root fruit trees

Full size  (6m+ after 5-10 years)Standard 1.75m - bare-root - Pyrus c. rootstock £31.95

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 Thorn



  • Good for cider


  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1650 - 1699

Pollination guide for Thorn

Thorn is in flowering group 3. Thorn 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

How to grow Thorn perry pear trees

Thorn can be pollinated by most mid-bloom pears, including Conference.

Historical details

Thorn is an old pear variety from Gloucestershire, known from the 17th century. Originally used for eating and cooking it is now primarily considered used for perry production.

Botanical name

Pyrus communis 'Thorn'

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

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