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Green Horse perry pear trees

Pyrus communis
Green Horse
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 5
A traditional Gloucestershire perry pear, which produces a low tannin perry.

Green Horse perry pear trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Pyrus c. Kirchensaller rootstock £37.50
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Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

Green Horse is a traditional English perry pear, producing a low-tannin high-acid perry.

Like many old perry varieties the fruits can also be used for stewing and in preserves.

History

Green Horse was discovered in Gloucestershire in the 1860s.

Green Horse characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group5
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates

Using

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
  • Food usesHard cider

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Blossom colourWhite
  • Fruit colourGreen - light