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Brandy perry pear trees

Pyrus communis
Brandy

Brandy perry pear trees for sale

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

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates

Using

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

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • ScabSome susceptibility

Climate

    Identification

    • Country of originUnited Kingdom