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Gin perry pear trees

Pyrus communis
  • Picking season: Very late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3

Gin is an heirloom English perry pear variety from the traditional perry-growing area of Gloucestershire.

It can be used to produce a high quality perry, often with a floral note.

Gin perry pear trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR12-year bare-root tree Pyrus c. Kirchensaller rootstock £31.45
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)
    (Straight Lead)
    Out of stock

How to grow

Gin has some resistance to scab and canker.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

Gin characteristics

Growing

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

Using

  • Picking monthOctober
  • Picking seasonVery late
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
  • Food usesHard cider

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • ScabSome resistance
  • CankerSome resistance

Climate

    Identification

    • Country of originUnited Kingdom
    • Period of origin1800 - 1849