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Blakeney Red perry pear trees

Pyrus communis
Blakeney Red
Blakeney Red is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
A popular perry pear, and one of the most reliable croppers. Produces a medium-tannin juice.

Blakeney Red perry pear trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Pyrus c. Kirchensaller rootstock £28.50
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)
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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.

History

Herefordshire or Gloucestershire, England, 19th century.

Blakeney Red characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators

Using

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Food usesHard cider
  • Juice styleSharp (cider)

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom