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Thorn perry pear trees

Pyrus communis
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3

Thorn is a traditional perry pear tree, with heavy crops of small yellow perry pears.

Thorn perry pear trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Pyrodwarf rootstock £26.50
    Large tree (3m-4m 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.

How to grow

Thorn can be pollinated by most mid-bloom pears, including Conference.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Thorn is an old pear variety from Gloucestershire, known from the 17th century. Originally used for eating and cooking it is now primarily considered used for perry production.

Thorn characteristics

Growing

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

Using

  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
  • Food usesCulinaryHard cider

Problems

    Climate

      Identification

      • Country of originUnited Kingdom
      • Period of origin1650 - 1699
      • Fruit colourGreen / Yellow
      • Fruit sizeSmall