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Winnals Longdon perry pear trees

Pyrus communis
Winnals Longdon
Winnals Longdon is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3
A traditional Herefordshire perry pear variety, produces a low tannin perry.

Winnals Longdon perry pear trees for sale

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

Winnal's Longdon is a heavy-cropping perry pear which produces a low tannin perry.  The pears are small and greenish-yellow.

How to grow

Winnal's Longdon is easy to grow, and can be pollinated by many other European pear varieties, including Beth, Conference, Comice, and Louise Bonne.

The main issue is a tendency to biennial bearing - you can prevent this by making sure you thin the fruitlets in late May, especially if there has been a heavy fruit set.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Winnal's Longdon was raised by Mr Winnal of Woodfield in the county of Herefordshire in the west of England in the 1790s.

Winnals Longdon characteristics

Growing

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

Using

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
  • Food usesJuiceHard cider

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1750 - 1799
  • Blossom colourWhite
  • Fruit colourGreen / Yellow