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Blakeney Red perry pear trees

Pyrus communis
Blakeney Red

Blakeney Red is a heritage perry pear from the English county of Herefordshire. 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 flavor.

Blakeney Red perry pear trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Pyrodwarf rootstock £21.45
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR21-year bare-root tree Pyrus c. Kirchensaller rootstock £21.45
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)

History

Herefordshire or Gloucestershire, England, 19th century.

Blakeney Red characteristics

Using

  • CroppingHeavy
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Fruit persistenceRipens over a period
  • Flavour qualityVery good
  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
  • Food usesHard cider
  • Juice styleSharp (cider)

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourSlightly large
  • PrecocitySlow to start bearing
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • LongevityLong-lived

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage

Climate

  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom