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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)

How to grow

Gin has some resistance to scab and canker.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

Gin characteristics

Using

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

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourSlightly large
  • Bearing regularityBiennial tendency
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • CankerSome resistance
  • ScabSome resistance

Climate

  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • Cold-hardinessCold-hardy
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)(5) -20F / -29C(6) -10F / -23C(7) 0F / -18C
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Cold (< 20C / 67F)

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849