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Hendre Huffcap perry pear trees

Pyrus communis
Hendre Huffcap

Hendre Huffcap is a well-known traditional English perry pear variety. It is a reliable cropper, and makes a light, low-tannin good quality perry.

Hendre Huffcap perry pear trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR12-year (1.75m) bare-root tree Pyrus c. Kirchensaller rootstock £34.95
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering

You can pre-order now for delivery from late August / early September 2021 for pot grown trees (or late November / early December for bare-root). You do not need to pay at this stage - just add items to the basket and checkout as usual.

History

Huffcap is an old English term commonly used to describe perry pears which have an elliptical shape - or possibly any strong drink.

Hendre Huffcap characteristics

Growing

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

Using

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

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood
  • ScabSome resistance

Climate

    Identification

    • Country of originUnited Kingdom