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Brandy perry pear trees

Pyrus communis
Brandy

Brandy 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)

How to grow

The main issue with Brandy is its tendency to over-crop, which can in turn cause the tree to lapse into biennial bearing - with heavy crops then light crops in alternate years. To prevent this happening, be sure to thin the fruitlets in the "on" year. This not only helps to prevent biennialism but can also improve the juice quality.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

Brandy characteristics

Using

  • CroppingHeavy
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Flavour qualityGood
  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
  • Food usesHard cider
  • Juice styleSharp (cider)

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourAverage vigour
  • PrecocityPrecocious
  • Bearing regularityBiennial tendency
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • LongevityLong-lived

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • ScabSome susceptibility

Climate

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

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom