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Summer 2022We are now accepting pre-orders for delivery from September onwards for pot-grown trees and December onwards for bare-rooted trees.
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Thorn perry pear trees

Pyrus communis
Thorn
Thorn is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
An ancient pear variety from Gloucestershire, now used mainly for perry production.

Thorn perry pear trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Pyrus c. Kirchensaller rootstock £31.50
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)
  • BR22-year bush-trained bare-root tree Pyrus c. Kirchensaller rootstock £43.00
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Pre-order now for delivery from September onwards for pot grown trees or December for bare-root trees and mixed orders.

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.

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

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
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climatesWarm climates
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators

Using

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

Identification

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

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