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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

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Pyrodwarf rootstock £21.45
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR21-year bare-root tree Pyrus c. Kirchensaller rootstock £21.45
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)
  • BR32-year (1.75m) bare-root tree Pyrus c. Kirchensaller rootstock £31.45
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)

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

Using

  • CroppingHeavy
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Flavour qualityVery good
  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
  • Food usesHard cider
  • Juice styleSweet (cider)

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourSlightly large
  • PrecocityPrecocious
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • LongevityLong-lived

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood
  • ScabSome resistance

Climate

  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Leaf colourGreen